In addition to our delivery models, virtual service and national work – we proactively collaborate with organisations to share our collective expertise and apply our fundamental beliefs around overcoming physical inactivity.
Here are a few examples that we have delivered in the past:
The Therapeutic Value of Snooker
- a resource for healthcare professionals
New collaboration, lead by Sport for Confidence, aimed at raising awareness of the therapeutic value of snooker.
Sport for Confidence have joined forces with Sport England, the Royal Society of Occupational Therapists, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) to lead on the production of The Therapeutic Value of Snooker - a resource for healthcare professionals.
Hear Sport for Confidence National Team Lead, Liz Fletcher, along with snooker champ, Shaun Murphy, World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) Coach, Bob Hill and Dr Chris Whitaker, Head of Disability at Sport England, reflect on the importance of 'The Therapeutic Value of Snooker'.
The Therapeutic Value of Cycling
- a resource for healthcare professionals
Sport For Confidence leads collective partnership to raise awareness amongst health professionals of the therapeutic value of cycling.
Sport For Confidence has joined forces with The Royal College of Occupational Therapists, Moving Occupational Therapists and Sport England, to drive ‘The Therapeutic Value of Cycling - a resource for health professionals’.
The guide has been co-created with students on their clinical placement, drawing on insight and experience from a number of other partners with the aim of encouraging health care professionals to promote and use cycling within their clinical practise.
The Therapeutic Use of Table Tennis
- an evidence based guide
Sport for Confidence teamed up with Table Tennis England and Brighton Table Tennis Club, to produce a guide that supports the therapeutic use of table tennis
Following the success of its partnership with Boccia England, Sport for Confidence CIC has partnered with Table Tennis England and the Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) to produce a free to download guide that details the therapeutic potential of table tennis.
Dr Anna Pettican, Occupational Therapist and Projects Manager at Sport for Confidence, says: “Table tennis is a fun and adaptable sport, which makes it ideal for use as a therapeutic activity”.
“Table tennis is one of the core sports we use at Sport for Confidence, because it is accessible to many who face barriers to participation. On a weekly basis, we are witnessing improvements in clients’ coordination, balance, standing tolerance, fine and gross motor skills, cognition, overall wellbeing, and social skills”.
Using Boccia as an Assessment and Intervention Tool
Since Spring 2018, Sport for Confidence have been consulting to Boccia England in the following ways:
1. The writing and publication of the Boccia Guide for Occupational Therapists
2. A defined piece of scoping and piloting work for Boccia England concluding that current evaluation methods and tools were not sufficiently inclusive and accessible.
3. Securing a fully funded PhD studentship which seeks to develop more inclusive and accessible methods of evaluating participation in sport and physical activity.
The ProActive Programme focuses on building confidence and self-esteem and supporting young people to be more active, using beach volleyball as a therapeutic activity.
Sport for Confidence collaborated with a community sports partnership and local school to specifically deliver the programme to disengaged females at a local school. Sport for Confidence delivered the programme in partnership with a professional athlete.
• To encourage young people to explore, introduce, and embed a physical activity into their everyday lives.
• To provide education on the benefits of physical activity on physical health and emotional
• To introduce well-being strategies and tools to support young people with the challenges of Covid-19 and lockdown and to help manage stress and anxiety.
• To build confidence in engaging in sport and physical activity, increase self-esteem, to maintain ongoing participation.
• To encourage young people to be more active, to learn beach volleyball skills and have fun.