Club Welfare Officers in Safeguarding

Your Club Welfare Officer are:

Claire Austridge +44 (0) 20 7510 1762
Paul Brash
Julie Asher-Smith:

Email them on bbharriersac.safeguarding@gmail.com.
Code of Conduct: Club Welfare Officer

Raising a concern

Please contact Claire Austridge, Paul Brash or Julie Asher Smith with any concerns +44 (0) 20 7510 1762 or via email bbharriersac.safeguarding@gmail.com.

If your concern is urgent, please contact the police by dialling 999 or 101 as well as notifying the Bromley Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) immediately by calling 0208 461 7775 or 0208 313 4325. If the allegation is to be reported out of office hours, contact Children’s Social Care Out of hours Emergency Duty Team on 0300 303 8671.

Or follow the link and complete a concern form. https://www.uka.org.uk/submit-a-concern/.

Athlete Wellbeing

The Club Mental Health Ambassador is Anita EvendenAnita’s role is to encourage club members to talk about mental health and support club members to seek help and support when needed.

A bit about me…

I have been running with the ‘Zero to Hero’ group for two years now. I was a complete non-runner and started exercise from scratch. Running has totally changed my life and my husband Steve Evenden. I have completed to date 88 Park Runs and I hope to complete my 100 this year. I have also run numerous 10ks and several Half Marathons. My husband joined BBHAC club last year and is an active member and I have joined recently. We have both lost weight, made friends and found a love for running.

I have three children and live in Hayes. A former secondary school teacher I am now training to be a therapeutic counsellor. I have always had an interest in mental health and I am happy to be taking this further. I am passionate about young people’s mental health and the value of exercise to all ages. I have benefited mentally from running myself and I would love to share this with others. I am keen to support the club develop strategies to support good mental health and encourage openness and understanding.

I can be contacted at – anitaevenden@yahoo.co.uk

Mental Health Action Plan

In 2016 England Athletics launched an initiative to help improve Mental Health through running. This programme includes the appointment of Mental Health Ambassadors (MHA) in local running clubs. The club’s MHA will work to develop support for emotional wellbeing and will aim to:

 

  • Develop a non-judgemental culture, where emotional wellbeing can be openly discussed
  • Provide a confidential ear which will be open to all club members· Promote emotional wellbeing alongside physical wellbeing in the club’s activities and information provided to members
  • Signpost members to relevant information and organisations that support emotional wellbeing
  • Promote referrals from external organisations to encourage new members to join and experience the benefits of exercise

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