ENGLAND star Raheem Sterling has been announced as the new Ambassador for the global mental wellness and meditation app Headspace.
The 26-year-old football ace has partnered with the company to break down the stigma associated with youth mental health and also increase education on the value of meditation.
The long-term partnership kicks off with the Finding Space campaign, and Raheem will also champion Headspace for Educators – an initiative providing free access to Headspace for teachers and support staff across the UK.
Additionally, the partnership will help provide tools to support young communities across the country.
Working together, Raheem and Headspace will demonstrate how meditation not only supports overall mental well-being, but can also impact performance – increasing productivity and focus, and helping everyone manage life better. .
In fact, Raheem revealed that he started incorporating meditation into his training program ahead of the UEFA Euro ’20 tournament, which had a positive impact on his mental well-being.
Now Raheem is working with Headspace to create tangible change, providing more access and support for mental wellness, helping young people to live more fulfilled and happy lives.
Speaking about the partnership, the Man City pro said, âI am delighted to embark on this great partnership with Headspace. Meditation is a practice that I have benefited greatly as a professional athlete, supporting me to balance my thinking. , my concentration and my reduction of outside noise, in particular during the UEFA EURO ’20 tournament in the summer.
âThere is no doubt that the practice of meditation has allowed me to perform at the highest level consistently. It is only now that I can see the benefits of such a practice on people of all ages and I really look forward to the difference we can make together to grow the conversation around mental health, educating about tools and resources that can help people deal with everyday challenges. â
Raheem added, “COVID-19 has challenged us all, young and old, and it’s a great feeling to be able to support people through these challenges.”
Headspace VP Marketing Louise Troen said, âWe are proud to announce our partnership with Raheem Sterling. We have seen Raheem take on many challenges throughout his career with such grace and integrity.
âFrom intense international training programs and overcoming adversity on and off the pitch, to being a dedicated family man – it’s clear that Raheem is committed to finding a space that helps him handle it all. that meditation and mindfulness are an integral part of her daily wellness routine has enabled us to come together and create tools to support the next generation.
âWe are excited to see the impact and the change this trip will bring. “
Headspace was one of the world’s first meditation apps and remains a leader in mindfulness with 70 million users in 190 countries.
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