Stand Tall

The Stand Tall Programme


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


If you’re aged between 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.

Stand Tall is a wellbeing and physical activity programme, aimed at  11-19 year olds who are suffering with poor mental health ranging from Stress, Anxiety to Low self-esteem and confidence. The 8-week programme has been put together in collaboration with Suffolk Mind and focuses on the 12 needs that a person requires to have good mental health.


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Location: Haverhill Leisure Centre
Starts 10th May
Referrals Via the Stand Tall webpage.
Spaces available

Complete the booking form below to register your interest.

Katie StandTall

Katie has recently completed a Stand tall course:

“The wellbeing sessions and physical activity sessions were good, the people were friendly and I know now what needs of mine that are not being met.”

Katie has now joined her local centre and is participating in classes and gym sessions.  She has also started using the personal training option that is available to help her gain more confidence in the gym.

Chloe standtall

Chloe has recently completed a Stand tall course:

“I found it an easy way to talk about subjects openly and you’re not judged.”

“I feel I have more knowledge on wellbeing in general and use it in the future.”

“Educationally also gives good suggestions to improve a particular struggle makes things easy to talk openly about.”

“I like the way the physical activity sessions are run but also a good opportunity to exercise.  Boxercise is a good way to express myself.”

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Week 1 – Wellbeing workshop – Introduction to the mental health continuum and an introduction to wellbeing/good mental health, life balance, effective communication and that pressure/stress is manageable by having the right tools to deal with problems.

Week 2 – Physical Activity – We talk about what physical activity is and the importance of how it can help improve mental health and well-being.  We focus on how this links into the 12 needs.

Week 3 – Food – How to make healthier choices / Eatwell guide and how we can link food into good mental health

Week 4 – Relaxation – This week we talk about the importance of headspace/mindfulness and how it links into good wellbeing

Week 5 – Sleep – How poor sleep links onto poor mental health and the importance good sleep hygiene

Week 6 – Addictive behaviours – this is an age relevant discussion on how some behaviours can be deemed as addictive and how to recognise this and addressing how making bad choices can lead to poor mental health.  We also talk about the stages of behaviour change and how young people can overcome unhealthy behaviours and experience a more positive outlook.

Week 7– Wellbeing 2 – We introduce the 9 innate resources that we all have – we then ask the group to think about how they can use these to understand how/why any of the 12 needs could be unmet.  By being more aware young people are equipped to deal with situations that lead to poor choices and poor mental health.

Each session is followed by physical activity that is offered in a safe and understanding environment.  The first 4 weeks we teach the group Pad Work.

We then go into the gym and teach the group how to use the variety of equipment and reinforce the link on how physical activity is beneficial to good mental health.




There’s a range of useful apps, online resources and contact details for help and support for issues such as anxiety, depression, lack of physical activity, alcohol and drug addiction.


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