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THE 385CHALLENGE

During Men’s Health Awareness Week, from 14th to 20th June, we are challenging YOU to tackle 385 of ANY physical activity such as; Swim 385lengths, Complete 385Press ups, Pull ups, Sit ups or 385mins of exercise OR Cycle a combined 385miles as a group?

Nick Wilson, founder of the 385challenge and men’s support group; Talk mental Health, is tackling his physical and mental health challenges by undertaking a gruelling 385mile cycle ride from Margate to Lands End! To find out more, Donate OR to Fundraise as you take on your own challenge, simply click the “Tell Me More” button below.

The aim is to unify within a single message; “Guy’s PLEASE Take Better Care of Yourselves”.

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WHAT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN YOU DO 385 OF?

During Men’s Health Awareness Week, from 14th to 20th June, we are challenging YOU to tackle 385 of ANY physical activity such as; Swim 385lengths, Exercise for 385mins, Complete 385Press ups, Sit ups or Pull ups, maybe Cycle 385 combined miles as a group OR Lose 385oz of weight!?

Nick Wilson, founder of the challenge and men’s support group; Talk Mental Health, is personally undertaking a gruelling 385mile cycle ride from Margate to Lands End. Find out how to Sponsor him or for those who wish to get more involved, take part and raise some funds, then click the “Tell Me More” button below.

The #385challenge is about unifying within a singular message; “Guy’s PLEASE Take Care of Yourselves”

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WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

During Men’s Health Awareness Week, 14th to 20th June, Talk Mental Health are running their 385challenge campaign, which encourages people to get together and tackle 385 of any physical activity such as; 385mins of exercise through the week, complete 385press ups, sit ups or pull ups, maybe cycle 385miles as a group around your region, swim 385lengths or lose 385oz of weight!? This is the ideal opportunity for people to socialise outside, get active and do something fun. Exercising is great for your physical and mental health, plus you can fundraise for your favourite charity or social enterprise, such as men’s support group Talk Mental Health. They have really struggled financially the past 15months, whilst continuing to support our communities, so let’s show our appreciation and support for their selfless acts during Covid.

Founder of Talk mental Health, the 385challenge and Army Veteran, Nick Wilson, will be undertaking a gruelling 385mile cycle ride from Margate to Lands End for his challenge. Whilst some may think this is fairly easy, what makes his challenge more complicated and so much more challenging, is Nick has seven pro-lapse discs of the neck and spine, resulting in his experiencing Chronic Pain daily. This is compounded by also having Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Arthritis in his hips and knees, plus Fibromyalgia, which heightens the sensitivity of all your nerve endings and can feel like having severe Arthritis in your joints, it also impacts your mind, resulting in “Fibro fog”, leading to confusion and short-term memory loss.

Suddenly the difficulty level increases somewhat!

“Right now, it honestly is a question of whether I can battle through the chronic levels of pain I will be in, whether my body will medically allow me to complete this and whether I am fit enough, physically and mentally, to see it through to the end!!” – Nick Wilson, Veteran.

WHAT’S THE AIM?

About Nick | 385 Challenge

Raise awareness of the over 385 men who die through suicide every month, with each mile cycled during this challenge representing one man’s life, which is lost needlessly and celebrate the work of those men’s support groups, who work tirelessly to provide support for men regardless of age, simply men coming together to share stories and support one another.

To raise the £10k needed to develop our newly designed wellbeing tool and personal development app, which assists individuals to create their own Personalised Mind Care Plan and empowers them to better manage their own mental wellbeing. Ideal for those whose mental health has been impacted by Covid19.

About Nick | 385 Challenge
About Nick | 385 Challenge

To show those with physical and/or mental health challenges, it is possible to achieve so much more than we give ourselves credit for and whilst these challenges (Disabilities) can make life complicated, difficult to manage, upsetting and frustrating, we must try to manage our Mindset and Environment to reduce the level of limitations we experience. Achieve this and you’ll begin to Thrive in life once more, opposed to merely existing or surviving.

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