With the number of people reaching out to Black Minds Matter UK on the rise, the partnership is aimed at harnessing the power of movement as a way to boost mental and physical health. Free online classes will be offered to the entire BMMUK waiting list. The range of classes have been thoughtfully selected to ensure there is something on offer for people of all levels, covering activities from body conditioning to yoga, dance and strength.
FRAME was born from the simple mantra that getting fit should never feel like a chore. They have shown that you can have fun while staying fit and healthy. They believe in the power of sweet endorphins, and the magical effects they have on our mind and bodies. Black Minds Matter views the partnership as essential to those who are currently in need of relief.
Agnes Mwakatuma, Co-Founder of Black Minds Matter UK says –
“I’m so thrilled to be working with FRAME to offer much needed support to everyone on our waiting list. We are still working incredibly hard to increase our capacity for therapy. But being able to offer our waiting list a variety of free exercise classes is something we’re really proud of as it can be a great way to boost mental health by improving physical wellness. We hope this will be beneficial to those waiting to start therapy.”
Black Minds Matter provides free 12 week courses of therapy to Black individuals in the U.K, but has faced a significant increase in demand. FRAME is proud to be supporting the charity with its mission to connect Black individuals and their families with free mental health support.
Pip who is Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of FRAME says –
“Exercise can be such a good way to boost mental health, as well as physical health. We are so proud to be working with Black Minds Matter and contributing to their incredible mission. FRAME’s goal is to get more people moving their bodies in a way that makes them feel great so we’re really pleased to be able to offer a range of classes to help support everyone on Black Minds Matter’s waiting list.”
The online classes began at the start of November, with each genre of class running for 4 weeks.
You can find out more about Black Minds Matter here.