Mathew Lang

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

my medicine ball challenge

I have almost finished my 7 day challenge it was fun but difficult as i work in a mental health care home and i am also an army cadet instructor and bugler

Thank you to my Sponsors

£26

Ann Marie Groutage

£5.20

Mrs Rebecca Stokes

U are doin amazing bro