Your Mental HEalth Matters

The sport of athletics is an amazing way to keep fit, stay healthy and improve your mood. 
Larkhall YMCA Harriers will push you to realise your potential but will never put pressure on any athlete to perform or berate them for not performing well.
We celebrate everyone's achievements, from the runner at the back who's greatest accomplishment is just turning up every week despite all life's distractions, to the athletes at the front setting national records. 
Everyone is on their own journey and we are here to support you every step of the way.
If you feel like things are starting to weigh on your shoulders, weather that be at School, Work or anywhere else, please reach out to your friends, family, coaches, team mates or our welfare officers. failing that, the details of some useful organisations are below.


Scottish Action for Mental Health operate over 70 services in communities across Scotland, providing mental health social care support, addictions and employment services, among others.  


Childline offers not only someone to talk to on the phone or online, but also a range of resources and advice on coping mechanisms for helping you to manage stress & low mood.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland age 16 years or over, feeling low, anxious or depressed.

How to support someone who is experincing suicidal thoughts & feelings.

Knowing how to best support someone can be tricky to navigate, especially during heightened emotional times like performances or competitions. This 5 min video has practical tips about how and when to have compassionate conversations with people who may be feeling suicidal or experiencing mental distress. It highlights the range of communication skills that should be used including listening, questioning and responding skills. It also provides information on how to get immediate help and support.

If you are in danger, or feel like you cannot keep yourself safe, call 999 immediately.

If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, suicidal or in need of emotional support 

call NHS24 on 111 and select 'Mental Health'.

Otherwise, If you need to contact the police for other welfare matters, you can do so below. 

Contact Police Scotland