Tuesday’s announcement by the First Minister will mean the current restrictions will be extended until the end of February. We would like to reassure the membership that is no current change to the existing issued guidance. Enhanced Level 4 ‘Stay at home’
Further information on the Business Support grants can be found at the following link. Scottish Government coronavirus-covid-19-strategic-framework-business-fund
Please find attached a link to Funding opportunities that remain open through the Scottish Council for Voluntary organisation.
We would urge club COVID Co-ordinators to read the BSL-COVID-19-OVERVIEW-GUIDANCE-v-13
We continue to thank and praise our clubs and membership during this unprecedented period as you continue to follow the published guidelines. It remains a testament to you that our sport has remained safe during these lockdown restrictions.
These are unprecedented times, and we understand this period is difficult for all, we are all indisputably missing our sport.
From club training sessions, which take place day in day out, week in week out. Interclub sparring sessions. Clubs shows, National Championships, GB’s and beyond. We are all part of that boxing family, boxers, coaches, officials alike including the army of volunteers. Not forgetting boxers families and friends who unselfishly give time and financial support for our sport of boxing.
We understand some have suffered loss over the last year through different circumstances, coupled with the added pressure COVID has placed on us all. Without the social activity of boxing. Checking in on your family, club members, friends and colleagues during the period is more important than ever.
We have attached links to some literature including a club poster which might help to support club members and families. If you have already researched a number of these lines, apologies if we are repeating what you already have.
SAMH website – The website has a lot of useful information for organisations and individuals.
There is also a Coronavirus information page available. Lots of useful information including the – ‘Clear your head campaign’ an NHS initiative.
The NHS A-Z contact list of support from Mental Health Charities.
Big White Wall
Offers safe and anonymous 24-hour support
Time to Change has its own website and has a national day – Time to Talk Day is today 4th February. There are free resources to assist with getting individuals talking.
Student Minds – for Students in further education.
Wellbeing advice for young people
Young minds – School-age advice. They also conduct training courses for leaders of groups at a cost.
Sportscotland has a Mental health awareness workshop for Coaches and Volunteers – link below
There is also the Institute of sport mindfulness guide.
We have also researched several helplines listed below.
Breathing space: 0800 838587
Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
Webchat is available Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm
Samaritans: 116 123 (24 hours)
email firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hr response time)
Mind Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays) 9am to 6pm Text: 86463
No Panic: 0844 967 4848
10am-10pm every day
B-eat: 0808 801 0677 (adults) 0808 801 0711 (U18)
email advice email@example.com
As mentioned above as a club you may already have several information resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing.
We are a boxing family so please all stay safe and well and more importantly, ‘stay in touch with each other’.