ENGLAND captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane has released an inspirational cartoon on his tough journey through football and announced the launch of a mental health foundation.
The 29-year-old faced rejection as a kid after being released by boyhood club Arsenal.
His dad put his arm around him and told him "We go again, and work even harder".
Those words have stuck with Kane through numerous unsuccessful loan spells and even up to this very day, where he is the captain of his country and recognised as one of the best strikers of his generation.
Spurs striker Kane says with self-belief and support from others, "the more real" his dreams became.
Kane also announced the launch of his mental health foundation, which will seek to "tackle stigma" and "transform a generation’s thinking about mental health."
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His website reads: "Harry launched the Harry Kane Foundation (HKF) with a long-term goal to help transform a generation’s thinking about mental health.
"The launch of his own dedicated Foundation marks the start of Harry’s journey to learn more about mental health and work with chosen charities and strategic partners.
"HKF will use Harry’s profile and curate partnerships to reach audiences of all ages through tactical awareness campaigns and practical support.
"The purpose of HKF is to help normalise conversations around mental health, promote positive habits that support mental health and tackle stigma."
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Kane added on Twitter: "I'm very proud to launch the Harry Kane Foundation – it marks the start of a journey for me as my Foundation aims to transform a generation’s thinking about mental health.
"I want to learn more, help normalise conversations around mental health, promote positive habits that support mental wellbeing and tackle the stigma surrounding the subject.
"I will use my profile to encourage others to look after their mental health, be their best and know that it's ok to ask for help.
"I'll be working with some amazing organisations and causes close to my heart.
"Some exciting activations are launching today, on World Mental Health Day, with more to follow."
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