What is the Frank Bruno Foundation?

What does the foundation do?

The Frank Bruno Foundation provides Non-contact Boxing programmes for adults and young people who are facing or recovering from mental ill-health and who may be facing social and emotional difficulties. Participants will need to be subject of an Education, Health and Care Plan, in receipt of specialist mental health support or excluded from school.

Fighting Back!

The Frank Bruno Foundation is a direct result of Frank wanting to give something back to the community. Frank has faced challenges both in and out of the ring and has always done so with determination, dignity, humor and humility.

But it is Frank’s bravery and honesty in talking about his battles with mental health issues, which continue to earn him the respect of those whose affection he won as a boxer. It is fitting then that supporting sufferers of mental ill-health is where Frank feels his attention best focussed.

THE FRANK BRUNO FOUNDATION is a charity and is entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1171012.

What does the foundation do?

The Frank Bruno Foundation provides Non-contact Boxing programmes for adults and young people who are facing or recovering from mental ill-health and who may be facing social and emotional difficulties. Participants will need to be subject of an Education, Health and Care Plan, in receipt of specialist mental health support or excluded from school.

Fighting Back!

The Frank Bruno Foundation is a direct result of Frank wanting to give something back to the community. Frank has faced challenges both in and out of the ring and has always done so with determination, dignity, humour and humility.

But it is Frank’s bravery and honesty in talking about his battles with mental health issues, which continue to earn him the respect of those whose affection he won as a boxer. It is fitting then that supporting sufferers of mental ill-health is where Frank feels his attention best focussed.

THE FRANK BRUNO FOUNDATION is a charity and is entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1171012.

Mission Statement

The Frank Bruno Foundation is a registered charity which aims to provide support, encouragement and the motivation to succeed for those experiencing or recovering from mental ill-health.

By providing structured opportunities for progressive programmes of non-contact boxing, The Frank Bruno Foundation will directly support participants in building self-esteem, confidence and discipline and applying such skills to their daily lives.

What is Non-contact boxing?

What is it?

Non-contact boxing is boxing without being hit; it is a physical workout which includes a mixture of balance, quick movement and focus but includes no opponents or competitors thereby reducing stress.

What will I learn?

As participants learn more about boxing skills they develop the critical strength and cardio vascular conditions that dramatically improve health and fitness. Hitting special padded gloves and punch bags builds muscle and improves hand-eye coordination, stamina, balance and timing. Non-contact boxing is accessible as it is suitable for all fitness levels.

Who is covered?

Participants are guided through individual programmes and are supported to set and achieve personal goals and targets within such activities as stance & guard technique, footwork, striking and defensive skills, shadow boxing, hitting pads, shuttle runs, body weight exercises, circuit training, speed and agility and strength training.

How to get involved

How do I get on a programme?

Places on The Frank Bruno Foundation are funded programmes commissioned by lead professionals making provision for individuals or groups. Information on where courses are being run will be available soon here on this website.

How do I make a referral?

Referrals can be made online via this website or via senior professionals in health, social care and education. Individuals who fit the criteria for participation may also refer themselves.

How can I make a donation?

You can make a secure donation to the Frank Bruno Foundation via PayPal by clicking the donate button below*. If you do not wish to donate direct funds you can contribute to the Foundation by purchasing a piece of official merchandise by clicking here

Support the Frank Bruno Foundation

You can support the Frank Bruno Foundation by purchasing and wearing with pride a peace of our exclusive merchandise. Let’s start the fight back against mental health issues and stigma and let’s do it together. All profits go straight to the Frank Bruno foundation.

#knockoutstigma

The #knockoutstigma campaign sees Frank and others in the public eye openly talking about their own personal experiences and struggles with mental health, with the aim to hopefully help others stand up, speak out and KNOCK OUT mental health stigma!