A Team on a Mission

We are a mental health and wellbeing service that exists to empower young people to become happy, healthy and community-transformers!

There are thousands of young people who can be magnetised by Basketball then led to greater wellbeing and to have a powerful impact on their own community.

Our Community and Vision

We empower young people (aged 10-25) through our programmes to:

  • BALL | Enabling engagement, progression and enjoyment in the Sport of Basketball.
  • BE | Educating about mental and emotional well-being, exploring the value of character and identity, as a foundation for impacting current and future life circumstances.
  • BETTER | Facilitating practical experiences with local charities and community organisations, to discover how to make the world better.

Power | Our Impact

1472
Young People and Adults, aged 10-25, attended a 4+ week or 4+ hour GB journey (average over two years)
87%
Reported that our GB journey positively impacted their wellbeing and physical activity levels (average over two years)
63%
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (average over two years)
30% +
Receiving support through Free School Meals, Additional Needs Provision and H.A.F. eligible (average over two years)
58%
Girls and Young Women are a valued proportion of the Guardian Ballers Community (average over two years)
Guardian Ballers helps me merge my Psychology A Level studies and love for Basketball. My first Guardian Ballers programme helped me discover new ways of how me and my friends could respond to the obstacles that life threw at us.
Ashea (Young Leader on the RE-PRESENT journey)
Shared to 40 other teenagers at the Girls Community Hub

Our Supporters and Partners

Our work is supercharged through partnerships and funding!
We acknowledge, honour and thank all of our supporters for enabling us to empower a generation of ‘Guardian Ballers’!

Programmes | Our Services

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School Programmes and Whole-School Enrichment Delivery

Wellbeing Health-Checks of a Whole School, PE lessons, PSHE lessons, Extra-curricular, Themed days, School teams, Interventions and Referrals, Staff CPD and more!

Community Hubs

Bespoke evening Community-based BALL-BE-BETTER journeys for young people across multiple postcodes and backgrounds. Two-hour sessions including Basketball and Wellbeing development, and snacks too! A journey that creates friendships, deepens understanding and takes fun to another level.

Referrals and Targeted Intervention (1-to-1 or small groups)

Bespoke 4 week to 12/18 month journeys within a safe setting, upon request of a lead organisation or support-network.

Workshops and Seminars

Over 10 different Workshops and Seminars that provide a theory and/or classroom-based extension of our practical court-side delivery. Multiple sessions across themes of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Entrepreneurship, Race and Diversity, Multi-Faith and more.

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