Box Your Grief Out
An initiative which uses boxing to help people dealing with grief, has proved a huge success.
Supported by Maverick Stars Trust, the 'RELEASE: Boxing for bereavement' programme was delivered by The Loss Project and Dennis and Dyer Boxing Academy in Loughton, Essex. Two groups of adults and young people participated in the programme which is aimed at people who are new to boxing or have little boxing or fitness experience.
The sessions combine boxing skills, fitness, strength, and conditioning with grief support, alongside a supportive peer group of like-minded people who understand the challenges of grief and loss. Plans are in place to develop the programme further in other areas including East London, South Essex, and Rutland.