Welfare & Wellbeing

Mr. Keith Batey. Elswick Harriers Club Welfare Officer.

Keith is well versed and formally qualified to help all club members in this important role. If you wish to talk to Keith (in confidence) then please do get in touch by:

Email: Welfare@elswickharriers.org.uk Alternatively contact Keith on: 07742 943 900There 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.   

Elswick Harriers, in partnership with England Athletics and the charity MIND: has held two ‘Run – Talk’ events. Both initiatives are a way for people to come together and take that time ‘to talk’. It is one of many ideas, but through this club, it is one small, but helpful way to demonstrate how Elswick Harriers embraces mental health. Further information can be obtained from the England Athletics Facebook page at #RunAndTalk 

Below: A team photo of one of the Run-Talk initiative evenings.

Christiane James is an Elswick Harrier member and a club Mental Health Ambassador: Her story. 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 to run the London Marathon? 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 enjoy our runs together, training, talking, battling through the four seasons of weather……. ready for the start line and a race day to look forward to! 

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