England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador Programme
The BBC One programme Mind over Marathon aired last night has raised the awareness of mental health issues and how, as well as talking about it, sport can improve well-being and mental health. Did you know that England Athletics have a Mental Health Ambassador programme?
You can find out more about how we work with the mental health charity Mind at www.englandathletics.org/mentalhealth
The England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador programme aims to establish a network of volunteer ambassadors in running clubs and groups across England to support people who are experiencing mental health problems to start running, get back into running, or continue running as well as to improve the mental wellbeing of their existing members.
We have over 200 ambassadors from 144 different clubs and groups across England. Click here for a full list of ambassadors and clubs.
We’re often told that physical activity is good for our bodies and our minds, but we also understand that having a mental health problem can make it difficult to get started for a number of reasons ranging from negative body image, lack of self-esteem to practical reason such as having no one to go with and not knowing where to get started.
- Click here for more information about the Mental Health Ambassador role
- Click here to apply to become an ambassador
- Click here to find a Mental Health Ambassador
- Click here to download a poster about mental health ambassadors
- Click here for a full list of ambassadors and clubs
If you missed the BBC programme Mind Over Marathon you can access it at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yy0r8