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Olympian Jack Green delivers virtual talk on mental health

Double Olympian Jack Green gave a virtual wellbeing talk on Thursday, discussing his athletics career and personal mental health journey over the last decade.

Jack represented Team GB at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay. He has been a champion of mental wellbeing since being diagnosed with depression, bipolar tendencies and anxiety shortly after the 2012 Games and, since retiring from sport in 2019, has gone on to work as a wellbeing consultant and speaker at some of the biggest companies in the world.

Jack also works as an athletics coach within our Sport Department, so it was a natural step to engage him to deliver a wellbeing talk following the efforts from staff across King’s to raise money for R World, a mental health charity dedicated to the memory of former King’s employee Robbie Curtis, during the week commencing February 21st.

The practical lessons Jack shared were immensely valuable as we continue to highlight the importance of personal wellbeing and mental health for all members of the school community.

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