• Growing Resilience in Teens (GRIT) supports young people to improve their mental health through group boxing programmes, workshops and one-to-one coaching.

  • Founded by a GP, it has a close relationship with the NHS and operates in Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock, and Shefford, supported by NHS seconded staff.

  • Young people come to them from a variety of routes, including schools, health care professionals and self-referrals.

  • At the core of their approach is their Four Corners Method, which employs a goal-oriented strategy integrating non-contact boxing (group only), boxing metaphors, and coaching concepts (group and 1:1).

  • This method empowers young people to take control of their lives by encouraging personal responsibility and resilience.

  • The boxing component provides a safe outlet for emotional expression while promoting mental and physical wellbeing through exercise.

  • Chimo funding will go towards funding the CEO’s salary allowing this small but ambitious charity to develop.