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.
Day no 3Long day at work today . Had a lovely chat with a lady on the bus this morning who was curious on what the ball was all about. She said it's a fantastically thing that I am doing and that mental health is verry important to tallk about and that we don't need to judge people. Especially with what the world has been going through the last few years . Also that its important that everyone receives the same amount of support regardless if thay are male or female
Day 1 - challenge startsToday I start my challenge. For a week a week the ball be with me will keep everyone updated
Challenge date nearly setJust had a update today from medicine ball HQ , should have my date soon for my challenge. Just want to thank my family and friends for taking the time to donated to my challenge.
let's get readyI have never served as a member of her majesty's force's but fully understand the challenging situation that mental health can bring in day to day life, As I have seen close member of my family and friends struggling with bouts of stress anxiety and depression as well as myself
Thank you to my Sponsors