Stand Tall - Abbeycroft Leisure

Stand Tall

Stand Tall FREE programme

Stand Tall is a free 8 week programme for 11-19 year olds designed to support your wellbeing

Courses take place across West Suffolk from September 2019.

Are you aged 11-19? Stand Tall can help you to:

  • Understand more about keeping a healthy mind
  • Experience the benefits of being active in a small social group
  • Help improve low feelings, anxiety, stress or lack of motivation
  • Improve concentration, confidence and self-esteem

See course details and how to register below.

8-week courses

Each course offers 8 weekly sessions, each is 1.5 hours, made up of a 45 minute wellbeing workshop and 45 minutes of pad work moving into the gym.

Wellbeing sessions will help to raise your awareness of how lifestyle choices can affect you.

Physical activity sessions offer gradual progression, with the end goal for you to feel confident to continue being active.


Location: Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre
Date: Starts Tuesday 8 October
Time: 3:30-5pm
Ages: 11-14 years

Location: Haverhill Leisure Centre
Date: Starts Thursday 19 September
Time: 3:30-5pm

Location: Thurston Community College
Date: Starts 17 September
Age: For current school pupils only

Location: Ormiston School, Sudbury
Date: Starts 18 September
Age: For current school pupils only

Location: Suffolk Family Carers course
Date: starts 4 September – no referrals being taken

Location: IES Breckland School
Date: Starts Mid October – to be confirmed
Age: For current school pupils only

Register via the form below.

More course dates will be released in November for Jan/Feb 2020 start.

Previous participants

“Succeeding at Stand Tall gave me confidence; it gave me the confidence to get a job. I found I enjoy meeting and talking to people, I’m not sat at home any more, I have a social life! I still get nervous when I do new things but at the same time I’m excited, pushing forwards is the only way to go.”

Rebecca, 2016

When asked about what part of the programme she felt has helped make these changes Jess replied,

“Both bits, the boxing and the wellbeing, but the wellbeing but made me think about myself. Eating healthier, and more regularly I even stopped smoking for a period, and I want to stop smoking for good” Jess’s mother could see the difference too, “Jess has energy, is definitely more confident, active, committed to something for the first time.” Jess agrees, “I feel better, I don’t sit watching TV as much, I feel more confident.”

Jess, 2016

Course bookings will open in July 2019.
For all enquiries or to discuss Stand Tall operating outside of the named area please contact

Abbeycroft Leisure delivers Stand Tall in partnership with Suffolk Mind, currently funded by West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

Stand Tall Registration Form

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