Kev Bland - Performance & Wellbeing Coach.
‘I created the Leg Up Project as a direct response to the heart-breaking number of men taking their own lives, some good friends included'.
Kev left the military after 7 years of service due to a knee injury, his transition back into civilian life would turn out to be a very difficult process, but it would eventually lead him into a new career in education.
During his 15 years of being on the frontline of teaching he would realise that wellbeing was absolutely crucial to raise performance and realise potential. Not only for the learners, but also for teachers, education leaders, and support staff alike.
This belief was further supported as he focused on wellbeing, behaviour, and motivation during his time as a lecturer and coach on the PGCE course at the University of Derby.
'Even on our darkest days we need to take steps forward, no matter how small. The only way to make positive change is to take positive action’.
The Leg Up Project CIC is a social hub with the sole purpose of raising the holistic well-being for all involved. We are supported by the National Lottery Community fund and have been running fundraising events to meet the demand for support.
We are based in NW Leicestershire and welcome all onto the project, whether it's because you would like some support, or to join us in helping others.
Be Supportive of all (including yourself), be Honest to yourself and others, have Integrity and above all Take positive action.
Being part of the project requires us to take ownership of our actions, it forces us to build courage and resilience, and it gives our community values to make positive change.
We help to change mindset and behaviour with a blend of coaching packages and a broad menu of team and community events.
At the heart of poor mental health lays a need for love & belonging, we maintain our community spirit through our ethos and understand that a healthy community heals.
From leisurely local walks to challenging days in the Mountains.
We also support other organisations by providing Mountain Leaders and Medics to help organise your event.
There’s nothing better than a day on the river to calm the mind and gain clarity. Bespoke days out or team events can be organised. For leisure or a challenge, it's always a great day out.