Mentoring

Receive support from our mental health mentor, Ben Thorpe

What is a mental health mentor?

  • a specialist providing 1-1 support in an informal setting

  • they are external, meaning they have no involvement in your club whatsoever

  • they are not meant to be a counsellor or a therapist, but rather someone to give advice

  • our mental health mentor is trained in mental health first aid and suicide prevention

Why would you use a mental health mentor?​

As an athlete:

  • if you or someone in your team is struggling with mental health, he can be someone to talk to and give you advice

As a coach:

  • if you have an athlete who is struggling with their mental health, the mental health mentor can give you advice on what to do or say to them

  • if you are struggling with mental health yourself, he can help you and be someone to talk to

As someone involved in sport in another way (committee member, parent, ...):

  • he can give you advice on what to say or do if you think an athlete might be struggling

  • if you are struggling with the demands placed on you, he can be someone to talk to and give you advice

How does it work?

  • the service is completely free

  • mentoring sessions will take place over email or via zoom/teams

  • you have the option of one or multiple sessions, depending on your wants and needs

  • if you want to book a mentoring session, simply send us an email at mentalhealthinsport@outlook.com

  • the sessions are completely tailored to you and your needs

Have more questions?

Simply send us an email at mentalhealthinsport@outlook.com and we will get back to you!