Tribus is a voluntary organisation based in Banbury aimed at helping people with mental illness. The group was set up in October 2017 by amateur boxing coach Dave Earle. Earle works with Cognitive Behavioural Coach Bob Scott and Osteopath Hector Wells to deliver a program which combines mental, fitness, physical fitness and emotional fitness to help people suffering from mental health illnesses, including addiction, anxiety and depression.
The group offers two sessions (Fitness & Cognitive Behavioural Coaching), run back to back with the offer of emotional release sessions for single traumas as a third option. It is a free service, open to all – and since its inception just over a year ago, Tribus has witnessed many successful member stories:
‘I achieved this one year’s sobriety with the help of Tribus. My anxiety led me to drink & I have now took control of my anxiety & freed myself from the crutch I used in the form of alcohol. I feel very proud of myself, but I know I would not have done this without attending these sessions each week.’ – Rachel Selby, Tribus group member
In fact the group is having such a positive impact that it was recently featured in Men’s Health magazine. However, as a completely free service, Tribus relies on support from local organisations and donations to continue offering help for people in the community.
Our marketing executive Becky Moyce recently used her company volunteering time and photography skills to work with Tribus and produce a calendar which will help to raise money and awareness for the organisation. The limited edition calendar is available to buy through the Tribus Facebook page.
We are really proud of Becky’s work with Tribus – the calendar looks great and we are delighted that through our company volunteering scheme we can support our staff to helping others in our wider community.