When can throwing a punch be a good thing?

Find out about Tyrone and Coram's Housing & Youth Support

When can throwing a punch be a good thing?

Tyrone came to Coram Supported Housing when he was 16, a year after his relationship with his mother broke down and he left home. He had been smoking cannabis regularly as a way of coping with his circumstances.

Our Intervention Practitioner worked closely with him to manage and reduce his drug use.  But, because of his bad experiences, it took a long time for him to trust Coram. 

Boxing was the key. After we arranged sessions for him, there was a noticeable change in his behaviour.  Boxing has given him focus and taught him discipline.  Now, he is more motivated and confident about his future.

Tyrone continues to make excellent progress.  Working with our Intervention Practitioner, he has set realistic goals that minimise his cannabis use.  And, thanks to a Support Worker’s help writing job applications and preparing for interviews, he has secured an apprenticeship working as a plumbing assistant.

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