Posted: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:10 by Adeel Khan
Sport-based initiative in Birmingham working to fill a gap in young people's mental health care
Sport England have invested £9,900 of National Lottery funding into Start Again Project CIC – a social enterprise working to understand, encourage and empower people aged 13 to 30 using the power of sport.
The inspiration behind the project is very personal to founder, Mark Peters. Mark wanted to develop a programme that would provide measurable... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 16:55 by Adeel Khan
To be blessed with a gift of any kind is so rewarding but then, to be blessed with the opportunity to do something that you are passionate about every single working day and….. to be paid for it, is not only truly amazing but also very rare. The absolute icing on the cake is to be able to touch the lives of others, to influence and improve the quality, health and wellbeing of a community. Why not become a coach and experience it for yourself.... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017 16:47 by Adeel Khan
Some years ago, Tahir had recognised a need to change his lifestyle, to become more active, lose weight, and reverse the effects of sedentary behaviour.
Fast-forward to the present day, and Tahir is fit, healthy and happy. Encouraged by others to take up running, and play football and squash, he is now responsible for communicating those very same messages to inactive communities across Birmingham.
Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 16:27 by Adeel Khan
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we're sharing the story of Rosie, who's made great progress since she came to Start Again as a teenager.
Start Again Project works with young people who have a variety of mental health illnesses, including some that are quite severe.
Our Healthy Lifestyles programme uses sport and leisure activities to improve the well being of young people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. Start Again's physical... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:52 by Adeel Khan
23 year old Rayhaan Hans is the current mascot for Warwickshire CCC. In the past two summers he has worked alongside the England cricket team as brand ambassador, attending all their matches up and down the country. His role involves interacting with spectators and assisting with various activities on the pitch.
How long have you been volunteering?
I started volunteering in 2013. The ICC Champions Trophy 2013 was my first experience as a volunteer and... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:26 by Adeel Khan
The Dery Foundation has been running for 4 years consisting of 8 staff based in Small Heath. The foundation works with people from all backgrounds within the local area but especially in helping with a number of challenges faced by the Somalian Community.
There are a number of projects the Foundation run, one of these is the West Midlands Somali Restorative Justice Service which brings together those affected by crime including offenders to make a... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:32 by Emily Smith
At 19 years old, Amber found herself having to leave university due to her pregnancy.
After 2 years out of education, Amber made the decision to return and enrolled at Bournville College. It was here that she first came into contact with Sport Birmingham.
Click the document below to view the full case study.
Posted: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:25 by Emily Smith
Ky is 17 years old, full of fun and has a passion for helping others.
He was diagnosed with Autism at a young age, but vowed to not let the diagnosis affect his life.
Click on the document below to read the full case study.
Posted: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:51 by Emily Smith
Mind Fit is a scheme that supports young adults with mental health illness in Birmingham, which is organised by Small Heath Boxing Club.
The aim of Mind Fit is to help some of the Birmingham population who experience mental health disorders. With one-quarter of the British population having some sort of mental illness, the cost to the UK is estimated at £22.5 billion per year.