According to the Mental Health Foundation 2016 report, one third of all people with a mental health problems have sought no professional help at all.
By 2030 the Mental Health Network estimates that there will be 2 million more people in the UK with mental health problems. The stigma around mental health is slowly starting to loosen it's grip, but the fact remains that over the course of our lifetime, most of us will experience some form of mental health challenge (I know I certainly have). This is the norm, not the exception.
Access to services, from waiting periods, to financial costs, and often the type of help offered can stop people from seeking the help that they need. So when I learned about the iAM Project I was excited to be a part of something that makes a difference at grass-roots level.
The iAM Project has been up since July 2019, but it's been years in the making, and was established by my childhood friend Mark Donald. We've had some amazing times together over the past 27 years, and also some tough ones. We've faced our own challenges and have supported each other through them. You'll learn more about over time, to give you a better understanding of where we're coming from.
Physical activity has always played a key part in keeping us grounded. We know the benefits. The science is there to support it, and we wanted to share that with you, alongside the vast other mental hygiene tools and methods we've picked up over the years.
The iAM Project events have gotten off to a great start already, all of which are free to attend, but require booking. The feedback so far has been fantastic.
As an Ambassador I'll be delivering powerful information on how to support yourself when facing a mental health challenge, how to improve your quality of life, and also Coaching on exclusive iAM Projects which you can attend at no cost to you.
If you want to learn more, please do check out the website, then head on over to instagram and give them a follow.
Remember, better quality of life and good health is your birth right.
Your body. Your Mind. Your Rules.