TAMHI is a mental health awareness charity set up in 2011 by Joe Donnelly and Stephen McLaughlin in memory of Thomas “Tammy Tucker” McLaughlin who took his own life in 2009.
TAMHI stands for Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues and the charity is set up to work with sport groups willing to use the power of sport to promote Positive Mental Fitness.
Sport is reflective of our society as a whole and therefore it is important that sport addresses the importance of promoting a positive mental fitness for all. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one in four of us will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives.
TAMHI support clubs to develop THE 4P’S
Key aims of promoting positive mental health in and through sport
|1. To raise awareness within sport of the importance of positive mental fitness and how this can have an impact on physical health.
| 2. Engaging young people and young men in sport to reach out to those with mental health concerns.
| 3.To raise awareness of the risks of self–harm and importance suicide prevention within sport.
| 4. Highlight the importance of training with Governing Bodies, Mental Health Groups and clubs for their coaches and volunteers, to support them in spotting early signs of emotional difficulty and risk in current participants.
|5. Creating an environment where people can ask for help and support when needed.|