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Box to Beat It programme in partnership with Mind

Proudly created in partnership with mental health charity Mind, in collaboration with Bright Star and co-designed with young people, the programme offers boxing and mentoring as a way to improve a young person’s participation in physical activity, self-confidence, self-belief, and mental wellbeing.

The 12-week programme supports 10 to 16-year-olds with mild to moderate mental health and mixes practical boxing drills with workbook activities.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Box to Beat It FAQs

What is Box to Beat It?

Box to Beat It is a 12-week programme that uses non-contact boxing and mentoring to improve young people’s well-being. The programme has been designed together with young people and in partnership with mental health charity Mind.

Throughout the programme, young people will work through a series of activities that give them the tools to support their mental health.

Who is Box to Beat It for?

Box to Beat It is aimed at young people aged 10 – 16 years old who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems. It is also suitable as a preventative measure to educate young people on their wellbeing. Young people must be able to work in small groups.

Who are the coaches?

All coaches are England Boxing qualified coaches with DBS, safeguarding and First Aid qualifications. Additionally, coaches are Mental Health First Aid trained and experienced in supporting young people who are experiencing mental health problems.

How can I refer a young person?

Young people can be referred by a Health Practitioner, Link Worker, or Community Organisation or they can self-refer.

For any enquiries, please contact:

louise.vidor@englandboxing.org

To learn more about Mental Health support, please visit the Mind website below:

https://www.mind.org.uk

Box to Beat It hubs

Arena Boxing

Bournemouth

BH3, 7ND

RG Boxing

Wolverhampton

WV14 7EA

Sanctus Fitness & Boxing Gym

Brighouse

HD6 1PF

Title Shot Boxing & Fitness Academy

Widnes

WA8 0ZA

Unity Boxing Centre

Rotherham

S65 3SR

Waterfront Sports & Education Academy

Leicester

LE4 5GY