Well Being

At Liverpool Running Bugs we take members welfare seriously. Whether its enforcing anti bullying policy with our welfare officers or looking out for members mental health with our Mental Health Champions. The club endeavours to stand by its ethos of , 'running for all' and always promote running as an all inclusive sport and fitness activity. We have two roles that cover different aspects of members welfare that of the Welfare Officer and Mental Health Champion. Although both fulfil different purposes in the club there are certain safeguarding aspects that overlap, with the both teams acting sensitively and in the strictest of confidence.

Welfare Officers

At Liverpool Running bugs we want every member to feel comfortable at the club so we have Welfare Officers in place to discuss any concerns or worries members may have, whether this is to do with bullying or any safeguarding issue.

Currently we have two UKA accredited welfare officers  with their roles covering key areas within the the club: along with checking the volunteer paperwork is correct, and DBS (formerly CRB) processes are in place, our welfare officers act on reports and disclosures from members (such as bullying), report on misconduct that may involve child abuse and uphold current child protection policy and reporting back to the UKA. All conducted in the strictest of confidence and in compliance of the UKA guidelines.

Please feel free to have an informal chat with either of our WO's,

(over a brew and a bickie if you prefer), should you need any guidance.

Metal Health Champions

At Liverpool Running Bugs, we take members mental well-being just as seriously as their physical. We are pleased to announce that we have recently been adopted on to England Athletics, Run and Talk programme  'Metal Health Champions'. The role of a Mental Health Champion is to help individuals understand the mental health benefits of running, help remove the stigma and get people talking about mental health. Champions aren't expected to provide mental health support as such, but in their role they will provide details of organisations and professionals who can offer support if needed. The Club hosts a regular 'Time to talk' session, which is held on the first Thursday of the month and is an informal meeting, were members are invited to chat over issues with a tea or coffee, and discuss how the positive benefit of running helps their mental well being.  

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