As a footballer, I felt like I had to ‘man up’ instead of talking about my mental health
Tony Adams, football manager and former player recalls his time in the industry; when no one showed any vulnerability, and mental health would never be discussed. However, this is changing. The FA cup final last week was dedicated to the topic of mental health, and the ‘Mentally Healthy Football’ declaration has been signed, pledging to prioritise mental wellbeing in the sport. Adams describes how this change in the football industry feeds into a much larger cultural change.
TikTok disability educator goes viral
India Atkinson has Symbrachydactyly - a condition meaning she was born without any fingers on her left hand. She has become viral on TikTok with her videos that educate people on her disability, and the wider community of people living with disabilities. India wants to challenge the stigma attached to disabilities by being so open and visible with her own. She aims to educate with frank conversations, and often humour. Hear from India herself by clicking the photo below.
How to fight anti-semitism and be an ally to Jewish people
Wiley’s recent anti-semitic tirade on social media has opened many of our eyes to the discrimination against Jewish people in the UK that still occurs today. The Jewish community and allies have been spreading educational resources advising on how to spot anti-semitism in our society and how you can best act as an ally to the community. Begin with educating yourself and not denying the existence of anti-semitism, not perpetuating harmful stereotypes, but amplifying Jewish voices. Learn more by clicking the image below.