Work we do

Awareness – Education – Support

Awareness

Campaigns

One Punch UK was set up in 2014 to raise awareness about the devastation a One Punch assault can cause

We have first-hand experience as we lost our 19yr son Kristian to a One Punch Assault in 2011.

We set up our campaign with support from many organisations.

We raise awareness by delivering workshops to school, colleges, prisons, probation hubs, Etos units, clubs and groups.

We openly discuss all the factors that lead up to a One Punch assaults, and make people aware of their actions and the consequence’s.

Upcoming events and campaigns

Red and Blue Day

Red and Blue Day

Red or Blue Day 2024#WearRedorBlueDay We are asking all schools, workplaces to take part in our Awareness Week by allowing the children to wear a non-uniform or something Red or Blue on Friday Friday 20th September and to pay £1 to take part 100% of the donation goes...

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One Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day

One Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day

One Punch Bereaved and Survivors DayOne Punch Bereaved and Survivors Day #OurOnePunchHeroes 10th May We are proud to launch our very first victims and survivors day. This day will be to give recognition to everybody affected by a one punch assault. We will be asking...

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Pier to Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier to Pier

Pier to Pier to Pier Pier to Pier to Pier 14th July  Ride your bike from Roker pier to South Shields pier and back again (appox 14.4 miles) How to get involved Register now for our information pack which will be sent to you. Registration Fee Adults £10.00 Child £5.00...

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#50inAugust

#50inAugust

#50inAugust#50inAugust Covering 50 miles in August Run - Walk - Cycle - Swim or whatever else you can think of.How to get involved Register now for our information pack. Hashtags #50inAugust Supported byGet Involved

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One Punch Awareness Week

One Punch Awareness Week

One Punch Awareness Week 2024One Punch Awareness Week One Punch Awareness Week is an annual awareness week which takes place during the third week of September each year.  We do many activities and fundraising events through the week and work alongside other...

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Punched Out Cold Campaign

Punched Out Cold Campaign

Punched Out Cold CampaignPunched Out Cold Campaign December is Punched Out Cold month.  Alcohol often plays a part in one punch assaults, and December, with the festive period, often sees more people out celebrating. Whilst most of the time we may be able to laugh...

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Education

Workshops delivered between April 2017 - December 2022

Education Workshops

At One Punch we are passionate about the education of people around the overall impact of one punch violence. Our popular workshops cover all aspects of education, support and the devastating repercussions of one punch violence including sentencing and brain injury. We cover some interesting facts making the session really interesting and interactive with the audience and cover all age ranges.

Our workshops are tailored to your needs depending on whether you’re an:​

• Education provider

• Organization

• Charity

• Youth club​

 

The Elements we cover are:​

• Kristian before the assault and Maxine’s Story

• Bullying

• Anti-Social Behaviour and impact

• Sentencing & Law

• One Punch assaults

• Alcohol

• Self-control

• Support Groups

• Violence

• Drugs

• Actions & Consequences

Support Services

One Punch can offer a unique support service to victims and more often than not bereaved relatives following one punch assaults. Having experienced first-hand the devastation one punch assault can cause on the family unit. 

We can: 

  • Offer a hand to hold and vital support both verbally and face to face through therapeutic visits and mindfulness with Maxine.   

  • Family education on one Punch and sentencing

One Punch envisions a nation without violence.

  • We offer knowledge and experience from a unique perspective of having experienced bereavement through one punch violence

  • We can provide practical advice with benefits, funeral planning and sourcing funding, travelling.

  • We offer signposting to services of whom have all been through our due diligence checks, these services can include headway for travel support and or social activities for those who have survived a one punch attack and seek rehabilitation.

At present this service is offered on a voluntary basis whilst vital funding is secured. Fundraising or donor support is always appreciated

For legal support, contact www.braininjurygroup.co.uk

Mindfulness

Youth Midfulness (By Breathing Minds)

Contact us direct for more details 07950 42 11 83

What is Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of training the mind to be present. It is a secular meditative practice, which involves paying attention to what is happening as it happens, and doing so with an attitude of kindness, acceptance, and non-judgment. As such, cultivating mindfulness results in greater self-awareness, and enables us to become more joyful, more empathic, and more resilient. We can learn to respond with greater wisdom and flexibility to difficult emotions and experiences, and learn to live with greater happiness and vitality.

The Science Behind Mindfulness

In recent years the interest in mindfulness among the scientific community has grown exponentially, with leading researchers at institutions around the world – including Oxford, Cambridge, UCLA, Stanford, and Harvard – investigating the effects of mindfulness training. This surge in interest has been driven by an ever-growing body of evidence consistently demonstrating the beneficial effects of mindfulness practice. Numerous studies now show that a daily mindfulness practice of just 30 minutes can have a profound impact on our emotional wellbeing, our physical health, our ability to cope with stress and challenges, the quality of our relationships, and even our workplace performance. Mindfulness training is able to have such an impact because our brains are changeable.

New brain scanning technologies have revealed that not only does the activity of the brain change from moment to moment but that the actual architecture of the brain itself can change. New synaptic connections can form among brain cells and new brain cells can develop in a process called neurogenesis. It is a result of this capacity for growth that mindfulness training can cause such profound changes in the brain. Consistent practice has been shown to lead to growth of key brain regions associated with emotional regulation, concentration and self-control, and reductions in grey-matter density of the amygdala – the region of the brain central to the stress response, fear and anxiety.

Learning to let go

The role of non-traditional treatments to help in recovery after brain injury is finding a more formal place in hospitals and rehabilitation centres. These treatments can include meditation, mindfulness, acupuncture, energy balance, biofeedback, and craniosacral therapy (basically, gentle manipulation of the skull and its cranial sutures to enhance the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid, and release restrictions in the connective tissue that protects the brain.)