Olympian Jack Green becomes Honorary Patron of South Kent Mind

Double Olympian Jack Green has accepted our invitation to become an Honorary Patron of South Kent Mind. Jack, who grew up in Folkestone, competed for the Great Britain team at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Jack accepted, not only because of his links to mental health, but also because of the opportunity to be involved in supporting people’s wellbeing locally, Folkestone being close to his heart.

I grew up here in Folkestone and I still live in Folkestone now. I moved back five years ago because I really love the town, love the feel. If I can play some small role in helping society, around here especially, grow and develop, and have happy, healthy people, then that’s a highlight for me. Through South Kent Mind, hopefully I can help them achieve that.

Jack Green

A professional athlete for ten years, from the age of eighteen until his retirement at the age of twenty-eight, Jack struggled with his mental health throughout his athletic career, resulting in him becoming an Ambassador of Mind. Committed and passionate about supporting others and tackling stigma, Jack progressed to various wellbeing roles including Global Wellbeing Lead at BBC and Head of Performance at Champion Health.

We are very much looking forward to working with Jack and are proud to have his support as Honorary Patron.

Simon Dolby, CEO, South Kent Mind

Would you like to follow in Jack’s footsteps and become an Ambassador in your workplace?

South Kent Mind is seeking people who are willing to champion the charity in their school, business or organisation by displaying information posters on noticeboards and encourage small-scale fundraising activities. To find out more about this volunteer role contact the team on 01303 250090 or email us at contact@southkentmind.org.uk

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