Olympic Cyclist Chris Hoy Tapped as Scotland’s First Ambassador for Mental Health

Chris Hoy

In Scotland, Angus Howarth reports that Olympic Gold Medal-winning cyclist Chris Hoy has been named named as Scotland’s first ambassador for mental health.

Hoy “will give his backing” to the mental health charity SAMH. The organization hopes Hoy “will help break down the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.”

Hoy: “Mental health and physical health work hand in hand. While achieving three gold medals in Beijing was made physically possible by years of training, my mental health was critical to realising my dream. Everyone needs to appreciate the importance of good mental health, and know how to stay mentally healthy” (Angus Howarth, The Scotsman, 2/12). Read Howarth’s entire piece from The Scotsman

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