Statement of solidarity with Naomi Osaka

Mental Health UK responds to Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open due to her mental health and experiences of depression.


Katie Legg
, Director, Strategy and Partnerships at Mental Health UK, said:

“We are deeply disappointed by the reaction surrounding Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open due to her mental health. This issue transcends sport and society. At it’s core, this is about supporting people to live their best possible lives. We believe tournament organisers have an important role to play in creating inclusive environments that allow everyone to thrive.”

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