Welfare / Mental Health

Welfare Team

While safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone within our club (led by the whole committee), having club welfare officers ensures our club has a dedicated persons with the primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about adults at risk.

The welfare officers give members a trained and trusted person to speak to about a concern, either within the club or at times outside athletics.

Our welfare officers are:

Our Welfare Policy is available here

Mental Health Awareness

This section is designed to get people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma whilst raising awareness within the club and community.

As a club we will be supporting the English Athletics #RunAndTalk campaigns, encouraging and promoting conversations about mental health, making links with mental health organisations in the community and actively promoting mental wellbeing and running The role of our Mental Health Champion is to:

  • Actively promote mental wellbeing and running
  • Provide crisis contacts to their club/group
  • Be a point of contact for anyone experiencing mental health problems to join the club/group
  • Encourage and promote conversations about mental health
  • Make links with mental health organisations in the community

Latest Mental Health Awareness Focus

Mental Health Awareness Week
16 - 24 April 2020

This campaign is run by the Mental Health Foundation. This year's theme is Kindness.