Sean Whittaker

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 3...

and it's really beginning to bite, almost literally. Due to the size of my wrists I can only just get the cuff on with a sweat band underneath. Some lovely stripes on my wrist by the end of the day. Its a constant reminder of the reason for doing the challenge and physical pain is better than mental health issues.

15.00 hrs

And the challenge has begun!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Ron Clinton

No Pain No Gain as they say


Sara Baker

What an amazing thing to do ❤️


Steve Harper


Lee Spencer

Good Luck Mate


Tony Duggan

Well done Sean, great effort



Good luck


Bri Cummings

Another £15 to hopefully get you over the line Sean…once again well done for raising awareness to a very worthy cause 👍


Harry Starkey

Well done ANDY.


James Scanlon

Well done mate, stay sexy!


Harold Floyd


Ben Garvey

Great work mate ; )



Keep going bud!


Bri Cummings

Well done Sean for helping/highlighting a cause that is systemic at the moment I follow your charitable endeavours closely and I’m always impressed with what you do…good luck buddy


Nikki Willis

Good Luck


Joe Hart

Well done mucker 👏🏼




Bradley Francis




Mark Webster

Well done Sean