Even in 2021, there is still a significant stigma attached to mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, PTSD and Depression. I am taking on the Medicine Ball challenge to help break these stigmas and get people talking about their mental health. It's ok to speak up and say i'm not ok.
The challenge involves cuffing a 3kg Medicine Ball to my wrist for 7 days. It may not sound that heavy but being tied to the medicine ball continuously for 7 days is a significant burden. The ball becomes a physical, visual and tangible representation of the invisible burden of mental health so many of us can experience.
The challenge raises money for the following 2 charities. Any support you can offer will be gratefully received and split evenly between the 3 causes.
#Day6Building IKEA furniture is definitely not as easy with a ball and chain attached...and a walk is made a lot more difficult with the burden of a weight...
#Day5I am so thankful for the Medicine Ball Challenge...it has opened up so many conversations for me about mental health this week...
And so it begins......no better day to start than #worldmentalhealthday2021 https://events.soldierscharity.org/s/14670/21792/w #medicineballchallenge Medicine Ball Challenge For the next 7 days I will have this ball chained to my arm... The challenge aims to create awareness... encourage people to talk about their mental health and to break down the stigmas associated with mental health problems...It's ok to speak up and say 'I'm not ok'... Each of us will have had some exposure to mental health issues...either observing from a distance or being up close and personal...whatever your experience please know that it's OK to talk about it... Each day this week I will be promoting a charity that helps to tackle a range of metal illness... Today I'm wearing a Action Mental Health t shirt... Action Mental Health changes the lives of those living with mental ill health and promotes resilience and well-being to future generations...Action Mental Health (AMH) actively promotes the mental health and well-being of people in Northern Ireland. To read more about what they do please click on the link below... https://www.amh.org.uk/
Thank you to my Sponsors