Hi, I’m Yvette (Ladies Club Captain) I am excited to let you all know that I have been accepted as a Mental Health Champion for the Sneyd Striders. This is a fantastic opportunity to further strengthen our togetherness and continue to be a welcoming, supportive and inclusive club. The programme was launched by England Athletics in 2016, in partnership with mental health charity Mind. By establishing a support network of ambassadors in running groups and affiliated clubs in England; it aims to encourage those experiencing mental health issues to begin, return to or continue running, using running as a positive tool to improve mental wellbeing. As a champion I will aim support both new and existing club members. Part of the programme is the #runandtalk campaign, improving mental wellbeing through running by:
- Getting people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma.
- Raising awareness of mental health problems.
- Supporting people experiencing mental health problems to start, return to and continue running.