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Posted 6th February 2020
Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day brings the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems – 6th February 2020.

Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem this year, yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself. The EKF are encouraging its members to start talking about mental health so as a wider community we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

Talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. This year the #timetotalk campaign are using the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.

Choosing to talk can make a real difference to someone’s life. But sometimes these conversations can bring up some difficult things that people may not have spoken about before. This might mean that they need some support.

Below you’ll find a list of organisations that can help you, or someone else, to find support:

Mind Infoline
Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Telephone: 116 123 – 24 hours a day, free to call

Posted 5th February 2020
Region Coach interviews update

Dear Regional Coach applicants,

Please be advised that there have been a number of interviews held for the Regional positions. However, we are working on finalising dates and times for the remaining candidates. 

Each candidate will be contacted over the next week or so with proposed dates and times for interview. 

Please do bare with us as we finalise this process and we thank you for your patience and understanding with what has been an influx of talented coach applications.

Posted 3rd February 2020
Did you know it's LGBT+ History Month?

LGBT History Month spans throughout February to celebrate the progress made by LGBT+ people in securing equal rights and fighting against discrimination, as well as to acknowledge the progress still to be made.

The English Karate Federation is dedicated to promoting equality and embracing the diversity within our Associations.

Here we have England Squad member Sophie Santillo giving us an insight into her journey both inside and outside of Karate.

Posted 27th January 2020
Sensei Eddie Daniels

The EKF would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Sensei Eddie Daniels after his recent passing


Sensei Eddie Daniels

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