Wellbeing Sessions

Wellbeing Session information

All our Wellbeing Sessions will be delivered by Youth Sport Trust’s team of Athlete Mentors.  These interactive workshops will focus on your students’ wellbeing and empowering them to reach their potential.  All workshops will be 90mins long and will include athletes sharing their own personal sporting journey. 

YST Athlete Mentors will include;

Schools are asked to choose 1 session from each section when they book.

Section A

Session 1: ‘Active in Mind’

Active in Mind uses psychosocial tools, stress-busting strategies, peer mentoring and physical activity to support young people experiencing mental wellbeing issues. This session will give students helpful tools to look after their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of their peers.

Session 2: ‘Get Exam Fit’

Our Athlete Mentor will help your students build their confidence, manage their physical and emotional wellbeing and achieve their potential in school exams.

Section B

Session 3: ‘Game on!’

Empowering young people to discover and demonstrate their value by raising their aspirations and breaking barriers.  Through the very personal sporting journey of one of our athletes.

Session 4: ‘Six keys to success’

Within this session our athletes will use their own sporting journey to explore the ‘six keys to success’ that can be used by young people in everyday life to focus, prepare and be their very best.

These wellbeing sessions have been designed to empower your young people to help them to manage their own emotional, physical and social wellbeing, through the power of sport.

Jenna Downing - Inline Skater 

Jenna is the world’s number one female inline skater and ten times British Champion. A natural competitor, Jenna has competed in rollerblading events since she was eight and became the youngest ever female to turn pro aged 12.

Find out more about Jenna here 

Tom Davis - Judo 

Although he enjoyed physical activity, a number of issues meant Tom couldn’t participate in his chosen sport of Judo during his teenage years. Aged 17, he was inspired by the high achievers at his local judo club to return to the sport and strive for black belt status. A year later, Tom achieved his goal.

Tom through his role as an Athlete Mentor uses the expertise he has gained from years of delivering in schools to help them to support, develop and improve their students’ lives through sport.

Discover Tom's story here 

Montell Douglas - Athletics

Having represented Team GB in the Beijing Olympics, former British 100m record holder, Montell overcame serious injury, being told she would never run again, to compete in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. She also switched sports to represent Team GB in the Bobsleigh at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Learn more about Montell here 

David Hill - Swimming & Triathlon 

Despite being born with no left forearm, David's swimming career has spanned over ten years at the highest level, and he has competed at both European and World Championships, where he obtained numerous records and international medals. In 2009 he won two bronze medals at the World Championships and another at the European Championships that year. He then transitioned into Paralympic Triathlon, when he became the British Champion in 2014.

Find out more about David here 

Multi-Sport & Wellbeing Festival 

Find out more information on the sporting sessions, location of the event, sample itinerary and prices HERE