The Premier League have confirmed it is taking steps to improve player welfare by introducing an app for their players in the hope of improving mental and physical wellbeing.
Players in the Premier League can now download an application which covers a wide range of issues from doping regulations to plans after football as the authority hopes to promote better lifestyle choices for their players.
This app has been trialled by 40% of top-flight players this season and after the initial success, it will now be rolled out to the remainder of the Premier League.
It is set to be an easy pathway to support if players need it and with a record number of players seeking help for their mental health, it is hoped that this app will help players get the assistance they need.
It does not just feature mental health support however, there is also information on dietary advice, concussion and the rules of the game. Currently, the app is available to players 16 and older although it is expected to expand to include academy players and once a player has been given access to the app they will always be able to access it, even if they move clubs.
According to the Daily Mail, from January to May this year, 355 pros accessed therapy compared to 438 for the whole of 2018. This app will hopefully go some way to helping player access the professionals they need and the Premier League must be commended for introducing it.