Mental Health Champions

Physical exercise is good for us, but having a mental health problem can easily reduce our desire to get out running, especially when we are not well. One in four people in the UK will be affected by mental illness in any year.

England Athletics has established a network of Mental Health Champions (MHCs) in running clubs and groups to support people who are experiencing mental health problems to start running, get back into running or continue running, as well as improving the mental wellbeing of existing members.

The BPJ Mental Health Champion team has been formed to help promote positive mental health and wellbeing within the club. We are here to:

  • Start conversations about mental health, sharing experiences and removing stigma
  • Raise awareness of mental health problems
  • Support people experiencing mental health problems to start, return to and continue running

Our BPJ MHC Facebook page and Twitter feed (coming soon) will share the details of events and our MHCs at club nights and parkruns, share good news stories and posts from key organisations, e.g. Heads Together.

We look forward to running and talking with you #runandtalk.

Glenn Barker

Glenn Barker

Alison Law

Alison Law

James Matheson

James Matheson

Kaine Pritchett

Kaine Pritchett

Meg Judge

Meg Judge