We want all those involved in boxing to look after their mental health – and that of those around them.
This is more important than ever following the Coronavirus outbreak which has resulted in raised stress and anxiety levels have risen for many people.
Below you can click through a number of resources that look at different aspects of mental health and, in some cases, give some practical tips on how to stay in a good frame of mind.
Being physically active can also help. To find resources that can help you, go to our Stay Active page.
To find out the key facts about mental health in relation to boxing, members can sit the Box In Mind course, with more details available via the link.
Mental Health resources
Sport England have launched their new Autumn and Winter Activity Toolkit to help you inspire people to continue to be physically active as the season change and the days get colder.
England Boxing’s guidance on maintaining good mental health at work (for adult boxers, coaches, officials and volunteers).
Mental Health UK resilience video resources.
MIND’s Mental Health Champions Toolkit
MIND have put together some guidance for participants which includes tips and practical steps you can take in preparation for returning to venues, clubs or facilities.
Six tips from England Boxing’s Eastern Counties’ club support officer to stay in a good frame of mind.
Mental health champions: a toolkit for the sport and physical sector.
A useful resource from mental health charity Mind on Coronavirus and your wellbeing.
A guide to transition back to work after lockdown.
New advice from MIND on how to manage your feelings about lockdown easing.
An NHS page on things that can help you maintain good mental health during the lockdown.
Kevin Dillon, from Lions ABC in the Midlands, in a video on so why reaching out to chat is so vital.
New advice on mental health from the government.
A Time to Change article on the Coronavirus.
Advice specifically for younger members.
Mind’s ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’ toolkit.
Mind’s #HaveYourMatesBack video on the importance of taking to friends.
Watch a video recorded on mental health during the Coronavirus recorded by the Pat Benson Boxing Academy.
Tips around getting better sleep to improve your mental health.
Try the three-minute ‘breathing space’, which can help relieve stress and anxiety.