Laura-Leigh Baker

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

Thank you to my Sponsors


Julia Turner

Good luck.. We all need someone to talk to.. Even though we have our own challenges, helping others can help ourselves.. 💜


Jason Turner

Well done LollyPop xx


Margaret Thomas

Good luck! I've just run the London marathon for charity & I know how difficult it is to get sponsors. This challenge is nearly as daft as mine!


Miranda Naish

Well done you - great efforts!!


Big Biddy

It’s like carrying the weight of an ex wife around you’ll be fine lol


Louise Marie

I love this idea! I couldn't agree more, we do definitely need to break these stigmas! Wishing you all the luck Laura. Xxx