Stay in the Game Forum - Discussing sport's role as a catalyst for mental wellness

June 15, 2020: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. BST

Join us for the Stay in the Game Forum as we explore sport as a platform and catalyst to end stigmas and promote mental wellness. This session will look at the professional landscape for athletes and governing bodies, as well as showcasing innovative and collaborative solutions being developed by the sport for development sector.

Stay in the Game is a partnership led by Beyond Sport and the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and is supported by the U.S. major leagues, EVERFI, and network members.

The program is as follows:

Welcome and intro

-Radha Balani-Director of Design & Facilitation, thinkBeyond (UK: 6.30pm / US: 1.30pm)

State of Play: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Wellness & Where Sport Can Step-Up

-Lou Bergholz-Managing Partner, Edgework Consulting (UK: 6.35pm / US: 1.35PM)

The Power of Sport for Mental Well-being: An Athlete's Perspective (UK: 6.45pm - US: 1.45pm)


-Adhinav Bindra-Olympic Gold Medalist & IOC Athlete Council Mental Health Representative

-Brian Dawkins-NFL Hall of Famer; Founder & President, Brian Dawkins Impact Foundation

-Helen Richardson-Walsh-Olympic Gold Medalist & mental health advocate

-Clarke Carlisle-Former Professional footballer & mental health advocate

Supporting Athletes Through Adversity (UK: 7.10pm - US: 7.25pm)


-Li Li Leung-CEO, USA Gymnastics

-Samantha Livingstone-Olympic Gold Medalist & mental health advocate

Innovative Programming: Using Sport to Address Mental Wellness (UK: 7.25pm / US 2.25pm)

-Mariona Miret-Head of Programmes, FC Barcelona Foundation

-Diana Hosford-VP, Sports & Entertainment, Tragedy Assistance Program

-Erin McClintock-Senior Director, Impact & Education, EVERFI

Optional Networking Chat in Sessions Area (UK: 7.45pm / US: 2.45pm)