Time to share and repair across the colour line

A Time to Share and Repair – Making black Mental Health matter in football
25 May 2021

About the Event



Time to share across the colour line, is a BACA, FA, PFA and Wren, Mental Health Foundation event that looks at addressing racism and mental health in Football and coaching

This workshop celebrates African Liberation Day, and looks the impact on the anniversary since the death of George Floyd in silencing black voices in mental health

Aim: To develop and increase Black and Asian coaches in the professional game.

May 25th – .17pm - 18.30pm

Special Guest Darren Moore - Manager of Sheffied Wednesday F.C.

Butch Fazal - Coach and inclusion manager FA

Ifem Onuora - Premier League Head of Coaching


It will.

1. Give advice and support for Black and Asian professional and grasroots coaches on positve mental health for progression through the industry.

2. It will look at how to empower players and coaches deal with on-live abuse, and barriers to coaching and management

Opening and Introduction –

5.00pm: Louis Madden, Chair person, Black and Asian Coaches Association.

5.05pm: Speaker 1. Dr King. Lived experience of racism and schizophrenia in football and coaching.

5.20pm: Speaker 2. Pete Augustine. Inclusion and Diversity officer. FA. Race and mental health in the women’s game.

5.30pm: Speaker 3. Doctor Bennet: PFA Direct of Welfare.. Impact of on-line abuse of race and mental health in the professional game.

5.40pm: Speaker 4. Malcolm Phillips. Kawiada Therapy – the psychological impact of racism and sport.

5.50pm: Speaker 5.:Niall Boyce Senior Editor Lancet Psychiatry – Whiteness, race and equality in mental health and sport.

6.00pm: Question and Answers Facilitator Steve Smithies. FA.

See link to Doctor Bennett article ‘Behind the mask: demedicalising race and mental health in professional football https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-

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