Southwark Gymnastics Club awarded grants to create mental health projects during lockdown

Sports Desk (19 March, 2021)

The products are currently being distributed for free

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Six young members of Southwark Gymnastics Club were awarded a total of £800 to create products to support mental health during the lockdowns.

Last July, two of their young coaches, Cara Russell and Stephanie Davantin, applied for the London Youth Microgrant in a bid to spread awareness about mental health.

They had the task of creating an idea to support the community through lockdown and came up with two: a ‘Mood Box’ – containing stress balls, candles and planners – and a mental health calendar. Both were accepted and they were awarded £400 per project.

Since September 2020 they have been working alongside club director Levent Charles to create and distribute the products.

The club are currently distributing the products for free.

The ‘Mood Box’

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