Harry Kane reveals how friends and family got him through ‘challenging times’ as he opens up on his mental health

HARRY KANE has revealed that the “great support” of his loved ones got him through “challenging times”.

The England captain, 30, has his own foundation which promotes positive mental health.

Harry Kane joined Bayern Munich last summer


Harry Kane joined Bayern Munich last summerCredit: Rex

Kane has participated in a film that will be shown to British schoolkids later this week, urging them to talk about their feelings.

As part of the film, which is set to be shown on Thursday, Kane said, as per the Mirror: “I’ve had many challenging times throughout my life and my career.

“Connecting and talking to my friends, family and teammates is key for me.”

Kane then added: “Life is full of experiences that sometimes we don’t have control over.

“As we go through tough times we learn more about ourselves and build resilience. But most often we can’t do this alone and need the support of others.”

Kane receives great support from parents Kim and Pat, as well as brother Charlie and wife Kate.

On receiving help from his family, the Bayern Munich forward added: “If there was anything bothering me or I had on my mind, I always went to them to talk to and they were always there to support.”

The former Tottenham star believes that mental health is just as important as physical fitness in helping him to achieve his goals on the pitch.

He continued: “I’m supporting Here4You because I want you to know it’s okay to ask for help.

“I think the most important thing was to stay focused and show resilience and work hard.

“As a footballer, I need to prioritise my physical fitness, but it’s just as important to keep my mind fit, too.

“I think exercise is really important. I feel that puts you in a good mindset.

“Also, just talking. Talking about how you are feeling, whether it’s good or bad, whether it’s friends, family or support networks, what it may be.

“I think just getting stuff off your chest and talking is really important.”

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