I am a qualified Mental First Aider, with a BA and MA in Criminology and recently received an honoury graduation for my work in mental health and my Guinness World Record achievements. I also run MEET, a programme aimed at men aged 18-35, which is supported by Bedfordshire RCC.
Mental health is of paramount importance as it directly affects our overall well-being and quality of life. It encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing how we think, feel, and act. Maintaining good mental health is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it enables us to cope with the challenges and stressors of daily life, enhancing our resilience and adaptive capacities. A sound mental state fosters healthy relationships, effective communication, and positive self-esteem, leading to more fulfilling connections with others and ourselves.
Furthermore, mental health is intricately linked to physical health, as imbalances can contribute to various medical conditions. By prioritizing mental health, we empower ourselves to lead productive, fulfilling lives, unlock our full potential, and contribute positively to our communities. It is a fundamental aspect of human well-being that deserves attention, understanding, and support from individuals, communities, and societies as a whole.
I have worked alongside many charities and companies to help people improve not only their mental health but their general well-being. I encourage the use of physical exercise and nutrition to help the mind, as our bodies and minds are intrinsically connected.
I recently visited Sky Studios in London to talk about the importance of exercise to our mental health and continue to spread the message of how exercise can save lives.
After the talk, I put on a workout with a variation of stimulating exercises which are purposely designed to test you both physically and mentally.
MEN'S WELLNESS RETREAT
Men's mental health is a subject that I take very seriously and is something that I am incredibly passionate about. Together with some of my colleagues, we hosted a full-day wellness retreat, with activities and exercises for both the body and the mind. The retreat aims to encourage men to talk and use physical and mental activities to clear their minds.