The Karate Union of Great Briatin (KUGB) are signatories and strong supporters of the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation. Two years ago, as part of the launch at the Kia Oval, KUGB students and Instructors from KUGB Chelmsford and Dulwich SKC demonstrated KUGB Karate in front of the National Press and the Deputy Prime Minister, amongst others.
Yesterday, Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones, as the KUGB's Disability Officer and Mental Health Charter Advocate, attended the second anniversary celebration of the launch at the London Aquatic Centre.
Emma Boggis, CEO of the Sport and Recreation Alliance along with Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, who were part of the launch in 2015 both talked about how pleased they were with the significant number of new signatories since the launch helping to use Sport to raise awareness of the importance of Mental Health and how Sport can provide positive benefits for mental health and wellbeing.
Richard said "I was very pleased to represent the KUGB and EKC at this event. To see the success of the Charter spread to so many organisations who are helping to breakdown the barriers and the stigma surrounding mental health to get people active. It was nice to network with other organisations who are passionate about making a difference and to get positive feedback about the work we are doing in the KUGB"
Photo: Richard with Emma Boggis (S&RA) and Paul Farmer (Mind) at the London Aquatic Centre