Inside Matters

Richarlison is inspiring players to discuss mental health

10 May 2024
Richarlison Inside Matters

As part of the Inside Matters campaign, Premier League stars give their reaction to Richarlison's powerful interview about his mental health struggles

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Earlier this year, Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison took the brave decision to reveal how mental health struggles and depression left him at rock bottom.

Richarlison said reaching out for support and therapy saved his life.

The aim of his emotional and powerful interview was not only to remove the stigma around mental health, but to encourage those who are struggling to also seek help as he did.

To mark the launch of the latest Premier League Inside Matters campaign, footage of Richarlison's interview was shown to fellow top-flight players in order to support his powerful message and continue the conversation around mental health.

Ben Chilwell, Antonee Robinson, Yoane Wissa, Carlton Morris and Joao Gomes all took part and watching Richarlison's interview prompted them to be honest and open about the mental health issues they have dealt with in their own lives.

"It's so inspiring to see a high-profile footballer be so vulnerable with his emotions," said Chelsea defender Chilwell. "He didn't hold back at all.

"I have felt in a situation where I needed to talk to someone who wasn't involved in football. Just feeling like you can be completely open, honest, vulnerable and share what you're thinking, being able to talk to someone about it, is important.

"The whole stigma around it being not something that footballers, or men, do is something that needs to be kicked out now really."

The Premier League's Inside Matters campaign is encouraging fans to check in on each other and talk about mental health. The campaign will be visible at all Premier League matches between 11 and 15 May.

For further mental health support, fans can head to: Get help | Mental Health Foundation


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