Jenny Long

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

Day 7

Final push!!!!

Day 4

Well if there's one positive I didn't expect in all of this, it's that my form when bending over has improved! Bend at the knees not at the waist. 💪

Med ball in the house!!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Ben H

Well done, strong effort. Thank you for your efforts to raise awareness and funding for help for the struggles our many affected friends suffer through. I hope it has served as a talking point along your week, and raised awareness through the CoC.

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Phaedra Mclean

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Jeremy Dodd

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Rich Bredin

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Anna Kimber

Well done Jenny. Never doubted you could do it

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Scott Vardy

Well done Jenny - our dogs should meet!

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Hilary Grandison

Well done Jenny xxx

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Craig Gifford-browne

Keep up the good work and see you Wednesday 👍👍

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Martin Ryan

Well done Jenny for a great cause

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Rob Alston

Well done Jenny!

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Jamie Harle

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Ami

Mega challenge mate, demonstrates the huge burden of mental health. Thank you for putting yourself out there to raise awareness and money for something so important 💜

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Lucy R

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Rosemary

Well done.... a fantastic analogy to highlight and help others to understand MH .......make sure you hand over those handcuffs when you're finished!!!...😉

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Michael Graham

Go Jenny!

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Nicky

You’ve already got a lethargic pet….double trouble! Good effort.

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David Nolan

You’re a good sport for doing it :)

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Toni Berry

Well done Jenny. Great effort for a great cause. Keep going.

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Sj Smith

Med Bri Challenge is not just for Christmas :) well done Jenny!

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Debra Almond

Well done

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Rich Crawford

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Sue Polley

Just as well you have Brian to help you!!!

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Lydia

Awesome Jenny.

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Claire Brewer

Go Jenny!!

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Verity Snook

Fabulous cause, well done

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Julie Forder

Completely bonkers Jenny but what a fabulous way of highlighting Mental Health and helping to break the sigma attached to MH. Well done!

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Samantha Hull

Well done Jenny

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Suzie Brewer

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Ruth

Great effort Jenny!!!

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Rachel Stanley

Nice one! Massive respect and hope it leads to some really important conversations, as well as some good cash raised of course!

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Donks

Well done

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Jules Ward

Great effort Jenny