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Springfield Mind Welcome Adam Clayton as new Mental Health Ambassador

Springfield Mind is delighted to announce their latest ambassador as former professional rugby player Adam Clayton, who co-founded Make Minds Move, to help raise funds for the ground-breaking charity.


Adam endeavours to help others overcome mental health issues having suffered his own battles when his rugby career, during which he represented Bath and Exeter Chiefs, was cut short due to injury. After venturing into the world of business, which included creating the National Rugby Awards, Adam has worked to improve others’ health and mental wellbeing as a yoga instructor at Worcester’s Soul Sanctuary Studios, with whom he helps provide wellbeing workshops for some of the UK’s leading corporations.



He recently set-up Make Minds Move with fellow former pro Graham Hogg, an initiative aimed at helping people tackle their mental health issues by challenging themselves both mentally and physically.


Adam, Springfield Mind Ambassador, said: ‘I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Springfield Mind. They are a great charity with a cause that is very important to me; it’s a real privilege to be able to give back. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and hopefully I can help make a difference locally, in and around Worcester.’


Jo Min, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Springfield Mind, said: ‘We’re hugely looking forward to welcoming Adam in his ambassadorial role with Springfield Mind. We’re looking to increase our impact in Worcestershire and we feel that Adam is the ideal person to help us do that. He shares an important message and the Make Minds Move initiative will not only raise vital funds but also share our key messages around communication, exercise and rest.’


Make Minds Move, Ride for Rugby event, kicks off at Exeter Chiefs on 26th May 2020 before finishing at Murrayfield Stadium on 30th May. The five-day, five-hundred mile ride will include stops at iconic rugby clubs along the route, where well known rugby personalities may join in on the action. A share of the money raised will go to Springfield Mind.




EDITOR’S NOTES:


Adam Clayton


Adam Clayton is a former professional rugby player who played in the back row for Bath, Exeter Chiefs, Cornish Pirates and Birmingham & Solihull Bees. In his early 20s, Clayton was forced to retire from Rugby due to injury. Following his retirement from the game, he battled issues with mental health. He now seeks to help others overcome their own issues in his role as an ambassador for Springfield Mind, as well as through providing corporate wellness workshops with Worcester-based Soul Sanctuary.


Adam also set up Zeus Events with his brother Darren and created the National Rugby Awards, an annual ceremony which takes place at Twickenham Stadium to celebrate the work and achievements of players, clubs and volunteers across the country from the grassroots level up.


Springfield Mind


Springfield Mind is a successful charity founded over 30 years ago to promote wellbeing within the community.


Their vision is a society where people can live free of stigma and discrimination and achieve their personal wellbeing. Their Mission is to promote wellbeing and prevent mental health problems in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.


They are viewed as a well governed, outcomes focused charity that has a human face. They live and breathe wellbeing with individuals, organisations and not neglecting themselves in the process. This is achieved in partnership with service users, volunteers and professionals through education, signposting and promotion.


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