Mental Health Champions
Mental Health Champions: Sam McGrath, Katie Coleman, James Clay and Kevin Beamish.
We are Almost Athletes’ Mental Health Champions, advocating the normalisation of conversations around mental health by holding regular running-related events which provide opportunities to socialise and which may sometimes focus on specific issues.
We cannot offer personal counselling services, but we are committed to supporting the wellbeing of club members, by encouraging people to talk about their own mental health, and also offering support by guiding them towards the appropriate professional services when needed.
The events will be suitable for people of all ages and running abilities, with the potential to extend invitations to other clubs and non-members. A typical event might simply be meeting after a training session, to take a few minutes speaking with each other over tea and cake.
Sam, Katie, James and Kevin.