Welfare & Wellbeing

Mr. Keith Batey. Elswick Harriers Club Welfare Officer.

Pictured left is the club’s Welfare Officer, Keith Batey.

Keith is well versed and qualified to help the club and all of its members in this important role.

If you wish to talk to Keith (in confidence) then please do get in touch by:

Email: keith_batey@yahoo.co.uk  

(Please note the underscore_ between letters h & b).

Alternatively contact Keith on: 07742 943 900.

There are other ways to talk through your concern by:

Newcastle Safeguarding Duty Team: 0191 278 78 78.

In Immediate danger? Call the police by dialling 999.   

Below: Take a look at a new initiative for the 1st quarter of 2018 and that note below that: kindly read the article by the club’s mental health ambassador, Christianne James and 2017’s first Run / Talk initiative 🙂



NEW INITIATIVE FOR 2018: Elswick Harriers, as part of the England Athletics initiative, is to hold a “Run And Talk” event on Thursday 1 February 2018, details of which can be found on the front page of the website on the right hand side of the main page. Just click on the photo for more information. Thank you.  

The run will be the same as we did in September 2017: Starting at 7:15 p.m.  from the club along to Blayney Row, left towards the river, then left through the riverside Park to the Boat House then back to the club via Grange Road.  The route may have to change if the weather is inclement. Hopefully conversations can continue after the run at the Keelman P.H. The 1 February is the key day in the initiative being identified as “Time to Talk day” and is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how Elswick Harriers embraces mental health. Further information can be obtained from the England Athletics Facebook page at #RunAndTalk, from our Mental Health ambassador, Christiane James or from me. Further updates will be posted nearer the date. Regards, Keith.

Just below our Ambassador profile, is a team photo of our Run-Talk initiative evening.

Mental Health Ambassador, Christiane James (pictured front first left)

Christiane James: Mental Health Ambassador: Her story. (pictured left). In 2009, prompted by a life event, I started running again. I decided to do the GNR to raise money for Cancer Research. I found that I enjoyed running and from thereon I increased the mileage every week. I particularly liked running outdoors as it helped me to switch off from the pressures of life and gave me time to clear my head. Who would have thought then that I would go on running London Marathon this year, a week before my 59th birthday? Running makes me feel ” Forever Young” and joining Elswick Harriers contributed to making new friends with whom I have built a genuine camaraderie as we battle the wind and rain together on training days and race days. 

2017 Team Run-Talk Runners: Club & non-club members.