Brothers Through Boxing (BTB) is a non–contact Boxercise and general fitness programme designed to help 16-25yr old males live happier, longer lives. BTB tackles male isolation and loneliness, by increasing social connections.
Men taking part in BTB join a community of friends, who help and support one another, and leave the training feeling safer, closer and able to reach out for help with pride.
With your support, we can reach even more young people who really need someone in their corner.
Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health, whereby men can live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Movember exists to stop men dying and are the leading charity when it comes to tackling male mental health, suicide prevention, and prostate and testicular cancer on a global scale.
Brothers Through Boxing by Boxing Futures is one of 13 global projects to receive funding as part of the Social Innovators Challenge (SIC), a $5.6m multi-year investment in men’s mental health projects for boys and men in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Our shared goal is to increase understanding about what works in supporting young men to form strong, lasting, and meaningful relationships which are needed when things get tough.
With Movember’s support, we’re increasing the quantity and quality of men’s relationships.
In 2015 the Movember Foundation called for innovative, outside-the-box ideas that could lead to game-changing products or services to increase the quantity and quality of men’s relationships, strengthening their sense of belonging to improve mental wellbeing.
On September 1st, 2017 the Movember Foundation announced ‘Brothers Through Boxing’ as one of 13 projects receiving Social Innovators Challenge (SIC) pilot funding, a $5.6M multi-year investment in men’s mental health projects for boys & men across Australia, Canada, and the UK.
Brothers Through Boxing was selected for its work with young men aged between 16-25yrs old, who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET’s). Boxing Futures is proud to be addressing the ever-growing issue of male isolation and connectedness.
With Movember’s support, this is the difference we’re making in young people’s lives.
Each BTB programme lasts for six months, where Boxercise is used as a ‘common ground’ upon which new friendships can be developed within the group as individuals work towards achieving their Bronze Boxercise Award.
After completing the initial six-month programme, ‘Brothers’ can join the Alumni training group to maintain and make new friendships, whilst also supporting new participants entering stage one. During this time ‘Brothers’ are also able to work towards a Silver and then Gold Boxercise Award.
All BTB programmes are peer led where everyone has the opportunity to have their say through the use of rolling peer led committees, of which change every three months. Committees will arrange monthly social events for the ‘Brothers’ outside of training to further strengthen bonds of trust and togetherness.
Peer led discussions are designed to break male stereo-types that have detrimental impacts upon health e.g. depression, or how to reach out for support from fellow males during times of change such as the birth of a child or the end of an important relationship.
In addition to peer led discussions a Brothers journey is supported through completing the ‘Road to Resurgence’ toolset.
This is a set of self-reflective measuring tools that track progression through the programme, ultimately it enables Brothers to evaluate and manage their progress to developing and maintaining new and existing social connections.
This rounded-programme of activity and support delivers real change.
Each programme is directed by the group.
Programmes run with a rolling committee of participants teaches collaboration, ownership and responsibility.
Organised by the committee, events help participants have fun, get to know each other and fosters friendship.
Facilitated and peer-led conversations create a safe place for participants to talk about issues that matter to them.
Our bespoke ‘Road to Resurgence’ handbook helps participants track and measure their own progress.
Networks and experience created on the programme help participants to find new opportunities in employment, training and volunteering.
All participants get the chance to work towards a Boxercise award, learning how to progress towards a goal and gaining a sense of accomplishment.
Our work focuses on physical and mental wellbeing as a route to a brighter future
Tel: 020 3031 6439
Tel: 020 3031 6439
Help us empower young people, develop their physical and mental wellbeing and build confidence.
With your support, this is the difference we’re making in young people’s lives.
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