Young People’s Projects
In Your Corner has several projects in London and these are all free for young people to access. You can learn more about each project, and how to refer a young person, below.
Camden and Westminster
Our FIGHT CONNECT project is a partnership with Hawley ABC and Rathbone ABC.
This is an exciting project for local young people aged 12-15, who would like to improve their emotional wellbeing. After our pilot across Camden and Westminster ending December 2022, we have evaluated this work and plan to return with more groups in early 2024.
We will update this page as details become available.
Hear what our previous FIGHT CONNECT cohort had to say about their experiences attending the project.
Our CONNECT project is in partnership with London Community Boxing based in their gym in Peckham Rye.
This is our largest project and we’re proud that this has been running since 2017, with a proven track record of positive impact. This is a community project for young people aged 12-15. We focus on young people who live in Southwark and who have a worker from a targeted service in Southwark, such as: CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), The Nest, Children’s Services (e.g. Family Early Help, Social Work) Youth Offending, or mentoring.
We run 12-week starter groups, on a Tuesday and a successful Graduates Group, for graduates of our starter groups, on a Thursday, in term time.
In Graduates Group, young people have opportunities to gain educational units in boxing, and leadership opportunities such as becoming a project ambassador or a young coach. Boxers from CONNECT can also join the amateur boxing club at London Community Boxing and work towards competing.
I-Box is a partnership with Islington Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for young people aged 12-15 who want support for their emotional health and wellbeing.
This group is available to young people who have been referred to Islington CAMHS, and takes place at the Sobell Leisure Centre boxing gym in N7.
In Your Corner also works in partnership with several schools, offering bespoke projects to support mental health and emotional wellbeing in schools.
Our work with secondary schools focuses on Key Stage 3 and 4, and in primary schools focuses on Years 5 and 6. We also offer groups for school staff supporting staff wellbeing and incorporating group reflective practice.
We currently have a partnership with youth mental health charity Beyond who are subsidising the cost of In Your Corner projects to schools, so that more students can access this unique support.