Shining a light on mental wellbeing

Across the county, Somerset Cricket Foundation are working with local clubs to create a network of Wellbeing Champions who encourage an open culture around mental health. The AWARE pledge is our new initiative to help clubs demonstrate the importance of equality, inclusiveness and anti-stigma around mental health

Become a Wellbeing Champion

We’re inviting all Somerset cricket clubs to nominate a Wellbeing Champion, with the Foundation providing support to volunteers on their journey.

Wellbeing Champion Role

There is a growing appreciation of the benefits and importance of creating environments in which people can be more supported and open about their mental well-being. Tackling the stigma, prejudice and discrimination that can be associated with mental health in a sports environment is hugely important, creating a safer and more inclusive club.

We recognise the impact Covid-19 has had on the well-being of players and the Somerset Cricket Foundation is committed to supporting you, and your club, to create a culture where players can access the help required to protect and prevent them from poor mental health. To support this goal, we are inviting all cricket clubs in Somerset to nominate a Wellbeing Champion volunteer. We can provide your club volunteer with a ‘starter pack’ for them start their Wellbeing Champion journey. In addition, each Champion will receive:

  • Mental Health First Aid training
  • Safeguarding training
  • Access to monthly peer support & networking with other Champions.
  • Resources to start your journey and support across the season

Clubs who have appointed a Wellbeing Champion:

Barrow Gurney CC
Bear Flat CC
Bedminster CC
Bridgwater CC
Cleeve CC
Compton Dando CC
Clevedon CC
Huntspill & District CC

Ilton CC
Ilminster CC
Knowle CC
Long Sutton CC
North Curry CC
Nailsea CC
North Petherton CC
Portishead CC
Spaxton CC
Street CC
Trull CC

Wembdon CC
Wellington CC
West Monkton CC
Weston Super Mare CC
Wombats CC
Yeovil CC

The AWARE Pledge


We would like all Wellbeing Champions to work towards the AWARE pledge. The AWARE pledge will help ensure a cricket club is on the path to becoming a welcoming and mentally healthy place to play cricket.

Wellbeing Champion Awareness Calendar

Wellbeing Champions will follow an awareness calendar that provides a theme to be followed and promoted each month. Each month, the Wellbeing Champion will have access to month descriptions and exemplar social media messages that can be modified to reflect their club then shared on club social media platforms.

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