Free Your Instinct is a young and dynamic charity that helps people with mental health support needs through the delivery of specialist Parkour classes by qualified and experienced coaches.
Parkour is an exciting sport which involves negotiating obstacles, typically in an urban environment, by running, jumping and climbing. It offers every benefit of physical activity but also challenge participants to develop mental strength, social skills, resilience, confidence and problem solving skills, leading to improved mental health.
The £39,100 grant received from the City Funds Health & Wellbeing programme will cover the cost of employing a part time employee to coordinate and develop their activities with the aim of being able to expand their services and sustain a set of core activities in Bristol.
The group aims to support people that identify as having a mental health issue who are likely to be at greater risk of developing long-term health conditions, acting as an early intervention/preventative
“We are very excited to have received this grant and we are extremely grateful for this support without which our project would not be possible. It will help us hugely in transforming and expanding our delivery of Parkour courses in the Bristol area for people with mental health support needs who may feel isolated in the community.”
Charlotte Boenigk, Founder & CEO, Free Your Instinct.