Owain Astles

Owain Astles has most recently been quoted in an article called Boxing mental health campaign seeks funding. Owain Astles said, “The campaign initially is in two parts. First, we're working on a short documentary, which is focusing on organisations that use boxing to help people with mental health issues. There's a place called Empire Fighting Chance in Bristol for example, and they work with the Bristol Active Life project. They run sessions and projects, it's quite laid-back. There's also the Frank Bruno Foundation, which does a similar thing. So they're non-competitive boxing classes that give people a routine, that's a big part of it.”. Owain Astles has been quoted a grand total of 5 times in 1 article.

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We'll also be releasing a short film, roughly three minutes, a fictional film that will focus on a young boxer in the lead-up to his first fight. We'll be using interviews with boxers and people who have used boxing to deal with mental health issues[...]

The campaign we're doing at the moment is more focused on the way boxing can help people deal with depression and anxiety but we are also looking into the ways more boxers need to be given support, especially at a higher level. Boxers like Ricky Hat[...]

Boxing helps develop a routine when things get a bit crazy, it helps get your mind straight. Of course it also keeps you very healthy physically and that helps you stay healthy mentally as well.

The campaign initially is in two parts. First, we're working on a short documentary, which is focusing on organisations that use boxing to help people with mental health issues. There's a place called Empire Fighting Chance in Bristol for example, a[...]

So I thought it would be a good idea to raise awareness about the issues around it.

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