The launch comes at the start of Hospice Care Week and on World Mental Health Day. In recent years Harry has supported several mental health charities and campaigns and we are delighted that he has chosen to support Haven House, as his local children’s hospice.

In celebration of the launch, our children and their families were very excited to be invited to the Museum of London to meet the sporting hero at his exhibition Harry Kane: I want to play football which aims to inspire the next generation, encouraging visitors to be their best and never give up on their dreams.

Harry’s own dedicated Foundation marks the start of his journey to learn more about mental health and work with chosen charities and strategic partners.

One of our services that will directly benefit from the HKF is our Buddies Group – a sibling support group. Children, just like adults, need to be given the opportunity to express their feelings. They often find it hard to deal with the common but painful and confusing feelings of shock, guilt, anger and despair when confronted with the illness or loss of their brother or sister.

The Buddies Group at Haven House is an opportunity for siblings to meet others experiencing the same issues. Most importantly, children are able to discuss common fears, joys and concerns and for some, share their feelings around grief. The activities that we run at Buddies try to build skills, confidence and resilience, empowering the children to use their time with Haven House to develop into the best young people they can possibly be, despite the trauma and heartache they have experienced at such a young age.

"I am delighted to launch my foundation today on World Mental Health Day. It marks the start of my journey to learn more about mental health and use my position hopefully to encourage others to look after their mental health, be their best and not be afraid to ask for help.

“While I’m far from an expert on the subject, I’ve learnt that there is a growing number of people who need to learn positive coping strategies and build resilience to deal with adversity. I am excited to be working in support of some amazing organisations and causes close to my heart. I’ve really enjoyed working on all the activations we are launching today and I’m looking forward sharing other projects coming soon." (Harry Kane)

Haven House CEO Siân Wicks said: “We are incredibly grateful to Harry for his outstanding commitment to Haven House. His support always comes with such warmth and empathy. The impact of this partnership will make a significant difference to the children, young people and families who need our care. Thanks to the Foundation we will be able to expand our expert therapies and counselling we offer, with a focus on the mental wellbeing of the young people and families we support.”

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