Healthy Living team member Dr Melisa Fothergill supports star athletes in the North East 2014

Dr Melissa Fothergill has recently completed a successful consultancy project working with some of the best young athletics stars in the North of England. Melissa provided sport psychology support and was part of a team of mentors involved in delivering British Athletics Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE).

The project was led by Matt Wood who is an athletics and strength and conditioning coach at Gateshead College. It is envisaged that due to its initial success, the programme will continue to attract future young athletics stars to the region whilst also encouraging our own athletes to remain in the region.