Teen who self-harmed finds boxing refuge

A teenager who has tried to take her own life says she uses a boxing gym as an escape.

Kirsty, 16, started self-harming following problems at home - but says Gunn's Gym in Birstall, Leicestershire, has helped tackle her problems.

The gym has the largest number of girls of any boxing gym in Europe.

If you are affected by these issues, please contact the Samaritans on the free helpline 116 123 or visit the website.

Watch more about Kirsty and other teenagers finding help at Gunn's Gym on Inside Out East Midlands on the iPlayer.

If you want to find out how to get into boxing, visit the Get Inspired guide.

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