Outdoor Therapies Project

As part of our Recovery programe we offer outdoor based therapies primarily from our woodland premises in Prudhoe to families and individuals to encourage participation in exercise and build friendships. Activities offered include mountain biking, hill walking (featured on BBC1 in 2020) woodland breaks, canoeing and rock climbing.

It is well known that exercise and building support networks encourage and promote positive mental health. Likewise, outdoor engagement can provide a form of alternative mental health support and act as a “soft” engagement mechanism into our wider services for those a little nervous of engaging in counselling etc.

What is Boxing Well

Anxious Minds works in partnership with Boxing Well,  formed in September 2020, it is a not-for-profit company based in Blyth, Northumberland and is passionate about using non-contact boxing training to improve mental health.

We provide a six week course to help deal with lots of mental health and wellbeing issues

Boxing Well methods have been getting some fantastic results, helping people build fitness, self-confidence and self-esteem and anger management for people of all ages, men and women. The centre has a full time, friendly, fully qualified, fully DBS checked England Boxing coach who has a history of successfully working with a range of vulnerable service users. We are confident in our work, empathetic and pride ourselves on being able to work with absolutely anyone. If you like the sound of this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What We Do

We offer individually tailored, non-contact boxing training designed to help a variety of mental health conditions. Age and mobility are no barriers to taking part in our training and it can even be delivered from a seated position. We have daytime access to a fantastic, authentic boxing gym in Blyth, Northumberland but also travel to work with clients in groups. It is important to us that all of our mental health services are free to attend for services users of Anxious Minds.


Our Outdoor Partners


Wing outdoor therapy