England Boxing to launch ‘Box to Beat It’ programme alongside Mind

August 8, 2023 | by Chris Boyd


England Boxing are inviting applications from clubs to be a part of the ‘Box to Beat It’ programme, a social prescribing programme to support children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems.

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

England Boxing are seeking to appoint eight clubs to pilot the first delivery of the programme.

“We know boxing clubs play a unique and key role in supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of their communities”, said Louise Vidor, England Boxing’s Club and Community Manager for the North.

“The ‘Box to Beat It’ programme will build upon this strength, by facilitating clubs to be able to work sustainably with partners in the health industry to support inactive children and young people with mild to moderate mental health problems in their communities.

“We are seeking to appoint Clubs and Coaches who are committed to integrating the programme within their clubs on a long-term basis, as well as investing in the ongoing CPD [Continued Professional Development] and requirements of the programme.”

Clubs interested in delivering this programme should carefully read through the following programme guidance which can be accessed by clicking here.

Should you and your club want to apply to deliver the Box to Beat It programme, please fill in the expression of interest which can be accessed by clicking here.

Applications close at midnight on the 31st August 2023.

Successful applicants will be notified by the 22nd September 2023.