England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador Programme

England Athletics Mental Health Ambassador Programme

The BBC One programme Mind over Marathon 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.

If you missed the BBC programme Mind Over Marathon you can access it at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yy0r8


Registered athletes

For more information about being a registered athlete and the offers available to you head to www.englandathletics.org/registration

To access New Balance's England Athletics friends and family 10% off all products discounts and how to receive details of their exclusive registered athlete offers go to www.englandathletics.org/new-balance

Or use ENGATHLETICS10OFF at www.newbalance.co.uk/shop-running

Opportunities for coaches

Find out about development opportunities available for coaches with England Athletics at  www.englandathletics.org/coachdev

For details of coaching qualifications see www.englandathletics.org/coaching-qualifications

For details of a range of other workshops see www.englandathletics.org/workshops or www.englandathletics.org/uLearn

Many of the events and workshops available from England Athletics can be booked via uLearn. If you need a guide to help you creat an account / log in and book please click here (PDF - 900K).