The gym where men learn to talk about their problems as well as to box
A Telford boxer has started a men's group at a boxing gym to not only teach people how to box but also to offer a place where men can talk about their problems.
Ryan 'The Rhino' Whitehead, 29, says he started 'Talking Men Telford' at Slammers Boxing Gym in Cockshutt lane, Broseley, after attending a support group for men in Wolverhampton.
The super middleweight fighter said: "As a professional boxer, people look at people like myself and think that we are all hard as nails and that we don't show our emotions. But I have had a lot of mental health trouble myself, and there has been times I've not been feeling great.
"So I started to go to a group in Wolverhampton called Mandem Meet Up, where a bunch of lads started meeting up and going for walks and holding talking circles.