World Mental Health Day: Do one thing to change everything

October 10, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


Today (Sunday 10th October 2021) is World Mental Health Day – and England Boxing are joining MIND in the fight for mental health support.

Mind’s campaign is: If we all do one thing, we can change everything.

The impact of the pandemic has put the mental health of millions at risk. And too often access to mental health support is determined by where we live or who we are.

It shouldn’t be like this. And we shouldn’t have to fight for the mental health support so many of us need to cope.

But together, we can change things.

That’s why this World Mental Health Day, we’re joining Mind’s Do One Thing campaign by encouraging you to talk to each other and check in with one another.

Our Mental Health Lead Lynette Mayo, met up with her friend Glynn Rhodes MBE, of Sheffield Boxing Centre, this week for a coffee and catch-up to check in on him.

Glynn recently did a poignant Boxing Life’s interview talking openly about his career and the impact the tragic death of his friend and fighter Scott Westgarth had on him. You can view the video (by Tris Dixon) here: Boxing Life Stories: Glyn Rhodes

It is important we continue to be there for each other, and England Boxing will soon be relaunching the face-to-face Box in Mind workshops which is aimed at boxers, coaches, and volunteers who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of mental health to apply practically within a boxing setting. More information will follow in our next Wellbeing Wednesday instalment.

Because if we all do one thing, we can change everything.

Do one thing… take action

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