S02 EP13: If U Care Share

S02 EP13: If U Care Share

By B5 Consultancy

This is our third breakout episode and it deals with perhaps the most sensitive subject that could be dealt with in the game: suicide.

The episode is in partnership with the wonderful charity If U Care Share and, as its founder Matty Smith says, suicide is its own pandemic.

The episode is hosted by Leigh, who speaks about her own struggles with suicidal ideation, and she speaks with Matty about losing his brother Dan and the tireless work he and his family do with their charity, particularly within football, which encourages people to share.

Leigh and Matty then spoke with Alison Tynan, the mother of talented footballer Zoe Tynan, who was lost in 2016. Zoe had played for Liverpool Feds, Everton and Manchester City. She was the life and soul and a hugely popular teammate. Like Dan, her family will never know why she was lost, and like Dan&aposs family, the Tynan family work passionately to try to help others and to avoid this awful event happening to other families.

If you are touched by Alison&aposs story then please do visit the Instagram account for the Zoe Tynan Tournament @thezoetynantournament and to donate or support in any way you can. We have included below links to the charities supported by the event.

Finally, we were blessed to speak to Dr Sophie Cook on our LGBT episode and we have featured Sophie on this episode as she talks about her struggles with mental trauma and why the words "Not Today" keep her alive.





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