Stand Tall

About Stand Tall

Our Stand Tall programme is for 11-19-year-olds and has been designed in partnership with Suffolk Mind to support health and wellbeing.

We work with schools or organisations and our highly trained staff delivers the sessions – these can be done at your school or within our facilities.

  • Understand more about keeping a healthy mind
  • Experience the benefits of being active in a small social group
  • Improves low feelings, anxiety, stress or lack of motivation
  • Improve concentration, confidence and self-esteem

The programme runs over 8 weeks, with a weekly session of 90 minutes.

– 45 minutes is dedicated to wellbeing including topics such as eating well, relaxation, mindfulness, sleep, addictive behaviours (age-relevant), healthy choices, how physical activity can benefit mental wellbeing and the stages of behaviour change.

– This is then followed by 45 minutes of physical activity.

Cost: £11.25 per student, per week (maximum 12 students)

Our Impact

During 2023 – 140 students across 9 academies completed our programme.

  • 72% were better able to cope when things went wrong
  • 89% know how to better look after their mental health
  • 32% had a positive change in sleep
  • 59% doing more physical activity over 7 days
  • 54% saw a positive change and were happy
  • 46% have better knowledge to help make positive choices about their health and wellbeing.

Summer Courses:

As parents, we are attuned to every emotion our children express – if they are feeling down, we know it.

Our Stand Tall™ programme is aimed at 11–19-year-olds who are experiencing low level mental health, anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of confidence.
 
£30 if booked before the summer holidays for a 6 week course!
 
Begins, 24th July, runs for 6 weeks
11.30-13:00
 
Discover:
 
🌟Healthy mind strategies
🌟Active social groups
🌟Confidence and motivation
 
To register your interest, email Kerry at Kerry.brazier@acleisure.com
T & C’s – You must complete all 6 weeks to gain 3 months complimentary membership to the community course.
 

 

 

Hear from some of our Stand Tall participants…

Register your interest today

If you are interested in having a Stand Tall programme at your school/organisation – please complete the form below and a member of our team will get back to you.


Typical 8-week structure

Week 1 – Wellbeing workshop – Introduction to the mental health continuum and an introduction to wellbeing/good mental health, life balance, effective communication and that pressure/stress is manageable by having the right tools to deal with problems.

Week 2 – Physical Activity – We talk about what physical activity is and the importance of how it can help improve mental health and well-being.  We focus on how this links into the 12 needs.

Week 3 – Food – How to make healthier choices / Eatwell guide and how we can link food into good mental health

Week 4 – Relaxation – This week we talk about the importance of headspace/mindfulness and how it links into good wellbeing

Week 5 – Sleep – How poor sleep links onto poor mental health and the importance good sleep hygiene

Week 6 – Addictive behaviours – this is an age relevant discussion on how some behaviours can be deemed as addictive and how to recognise this and addressing how making bad choices can lead to poor mental health.  We also talk about the stages of behaviour change and how young people can overcome unhealthy behaviours and experience a more positive outlook.

Week 7– Wellbeing 2 – We introduce the 9 innate resources that we all have – we then ask the group to think about how they can use these to understand how/why any of the 12 needs could be unmet.  By being more aware young people are equipped to deal with situations that lead to poor choices and poor mental health.

Each session is followed by physical activity that is offered in a safe and understanding environment.  The first 4 weeks we teach the group Pad Work.

We then go into the gym and teach the group how to use the variety of equipment and reinforce the link on how physical activity is beneficial to good mental health.