West Ham and England star Declan Rice has joined CALM as our newest ambassador. The midfielder, who is set to star with the Three Lions in his first World Cup this November, has joined CALM’s ranks to raise awareness around mental health and suicide.
Declan, who already captains Premier League team West Ham, is sure to take a key spot in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad this winter. He’s already got an international tournament final under his belt, after an impressive performance in Euro 2020. Off the pitch, he’s set a goal to get more people talking and looking out for their mates.
He said: “I’m here to really use my voice. No one deserves to go through mental health struggles alone. No one should have to put on a front and look happy but not feel that way inside. People deserve to be happy within themselves and talk to get the help they need.
“Speaking out is the most important thing. Bottling up just makes things worse. That’s why working with CALM is key. When you have a conversation, you feel so much better, you can hold your head higher and feel lighter."