Arron Reason

The Medicine Ball Challenge

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 charities. Any support you can offer will be gratefully received and split evenly between the causes.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Combat Stress

My Updates

Preparation

Signed up to this challenge as I’ve been wanting to do it for a while. Recently myself and a number of people I know have struggled that little bit more with mental health. It’s time for us all to be more aware of the silent killer that is mental health. And raise awareness of the burden it puts on people in a visual representation. I’m looking forward to starting this challenge in the near future. Look out for updates. - Arron