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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a professional career that lasted from 1996-2016, and the 41-year-old has looked back at his playing days and one thing he regrets was how mental health was dealt with in football during his playing career and he wishes there had been a mature attitude to people’s problems.
Lampard appeared on a documentary fronted by Prince William and backed by charity Heads Together, working on awareness of mental health issues in football, and he acknowledged that there’s better awareness in mental health.
“Back when I was playing, we were stuck in the stone age in many ways,” Lampard told the BBC documentary Prince William, Football, and Mental Health.
“They’re moving on, awareness is huge, I look back and go I wish we had a bit more maturity.
“Me personally, I grew up in a family where you don’t give away too much emotion, you don’t engage together in an emotional kind of way. ‘I think opening up and talking is the only way to start approaching, it is something we’re much more aware of now and there’s a lot more to do.”