Boxing Futures

Fighting for better lives!

Where it all began

Where it all began

On September 1st, 2017 the Movember Foundation announced ‘Brothers Through Boxing” as one of 13 projects to receive pilot funding as part of the Social Innovators Challenge, a $5.6M multi-year investment in men’s mental health projects aimed at strengthening social connections for boys and men across Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The goal of the initiative is to increase understanding about what works for helping men form strong, lasting and meaningful relationships which are needed for when things get tough.

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The Challenge

The Challenge

The Challenge was initiated in 2015 when the Movember Foundation called for innovative, outside-the-box ideas that could lead to game-changing products or services to increase the quantity and quality of men’s relationships, thereby strengthening their sense of belonging to improve mental wellbeing. Proposals were reviewed by a third-party panel of subject matter experts, which included representation from participating countries and the United States.

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How we are helping

How we are helping

Men in their 30’s tend to start letting go of key relationships and this is having a far-reaching and negative impact, as social relationships are a key protective factor for men against anxiety, depression and potentially suicide. Brothers Through Boxing was selected for its work with young men aged between 16-25yrs old, who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET’s). This particular group find themselves lacking social connections, which may lead to social isolation within their wider community. Boxing Futures recognises that every male is different, which is why we are proud to part of a diverse group of projects, that offer a wide range of support for addressing the ever-growing issue of male isolation and connectedness.

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