Diversity and Mental Health
It is very easy to try and treat diversity and mental health as separate entities. However, in reality the two very much overlap.
Unfortunately, health is one of the areas where societal inequalities are most apparent, and mental health is not exempt from this. It is a fact that your mental ill-health susceptibility and care is largely influenced by your background, and certain characteristics.
Diversity in sport is an ongoing debate. Sport can build community and bring people together, but it is also important to acknowledge that many sports are not truly inclusive or accessible to all. This exclusion can have severe mental health consequences so it is important we consider how to address this if we are aiming for better psychological wellbeing within sport overall.
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