Mind fit – Award in active in adversity – Welcoming organisation
Pat Benson Boxing Academy were encouraged to apply for ‘welcoming organisation – Active in Adversity Awards’, which we nominated our Mind Fit programme for. Mind Fit uses boxing and fitness, as well as mentoring, workshops and employability skills to improve the mental and physical of wellbeing of adults in some of the most deprived wards of Birmingham. Our main grant funder is The National Lottery, whose invaluable support provides project costs and enables us to employ staff to deliver the programme full time. On World Mental Health Day 2020, the organisation was announced the winners, which has highlighted the amazing work we deliver on Mind Fit, that has successfully grown since 2016.
Delivered on a Monday and Thursday morning, Mind Fit has developed into a strong and recognisable brand as many of our members state that they had heard about Mind Fit from a variety of different organisations. As the programme is so well recognised now, we are excited at what the future holds with a provision such as Mindfit and what this means for the organisation and people in need of a programme that has had such an impact on the lives of those we have served.