International rugby player Hallam Amos "inspiring" stem4
Hallam Amos, the Welsh International rugby player, has agreed to become the latest ambassador for local charity stem4.
Hallam started playing rugby at 11 and was the youngest player to debut for a senior side aged just 17. He played for Wales at 19 and in the World Cup in England in 2015, in the Six Nations, against the All Blacks in New Zealand and in the Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Whilst playing rugby Hallam is also completing a medical degree. He said, “stem4’s work is particularly pertinent to me as I have lost a couple of close friends in the last year as they succumbed to mental illness. Their work is incredibly important in modern society and I am thrilled that I am able to work with such an inspiring charity."
Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CEO and founder of stem4 said, “I am absolutely thrilled that Hallam has joined us as an Ambassador. I am sure that many of the young people we offer our services to will relate to Hallam. We are very keen to support the friends of someone with a mental ill health condition and encourage young people to challenge mental ill health issues early as well as build on positive mental health. ”.
stem4 is a Wimbledon based, award winning charity that supports teenage mental health through mental health promotion, provides evidence based mental health education, builds resilience, enhances motivation to change and signposts to early intervention.
stem4 focuses on commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm and addiction. stem4 works with students, parents and teachers in secondary schools as well as health professionals including GPs and school nurses through their conferences programme and their digitally delivered workshops suitable for PHSE in schools and is included in the Royal College of GP toolkit.
October 5, 2018