The Watford FC v Tranmere game will be slightly delayed so that audiences can ‘take a minute’ and understand more about male mental health.

This weekend, all 32 Emirates FA Cup Third Round fixtures will be delayed by a minute to broadcast a short film narrated by the Duke of Cambridge.

This means that the Watford v Tranmere game on Saturday (January 4), will now be broadcasted at 3.01pm.

Narrated by the Duke of Cambridge, the one-minute film will encourage football fans, particuarly men, to look after their mental health.

The film 'Take a Minute' features various players, pundits, managers and fans including Frank Lampard, Harry Maguire, Alex Scott, Dele Alli and more.

Public Health England’s (PHE) Every Mind Matters, the Football Association and Heads Together’s Heads Up campaign have collaborated to create the powerful film to reach men as PHE found from the 15 million football fans in England, 69 per cent of whom are men.

The estimated number of mental disorders in Watford over the age of 16 is 15.7 per cent, which is relatively lower than the 17.40 per cent with the Tranmere Rovers.

West Ham United has the highest estimation of mental disorders, with 23.90 per cent.

Neil Wood, Health and Wellbeing programme manager of PHE East of England said: “I’ve been inspired by the number of current and former footballers who have opened up about their mental health.

“It’s great to see The FA encouraging fans to take a minute out to think about and make positive changes for their mental health.”

A national YouGov survey commissioned by PHE shows the vitality of spreading the message across.

The survey found of the 79 per cent of men who experienced early signs of mental health concerns, just 45 per cent did not manage their actions to manage their mental health, compared to 31 per cent of women.

Of those men that did take steps to manage or improve their mental health, over three quarters (73%) wished they’d taken action sooner.

The Emirates FA Cup Third Round kicks-off on Saturday 4 January at 12.31pm with games taking place across the weekend.

Fans can search Every Mind Matters to create their own personal mental health action plan or visit the website here.