At Myprotein, we truly believe that looking after your mind is every bit as important as taking care of your physical fitness, and we recognise how important it is to keep the conversations around mental health going.
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness, in every week of October we'll be sharing an episode of The Locker Room — a series of candid interviews with our ambassadors and athletes that give their experiences with mental health a platform. Because we are #StrongerTogether.
First up is the incredible functional fitness athlete, Emelye Dwyer. She’s battled through an extraordinary array of struggles with her mental health but has found strength through her support system and the training that she loves.
In this incredibly powerful interview, she shares everything that she’s been through, how she’s learnt to overcome things, and the work she’s involved with now to help others in similar situations.
This is her story.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this video, the following organisations may be able to provide help and advice:
Mental Health UK: https://mentalhealth-uk.org/information-and-support/
Beat (UK’s eating disorder charity):https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
RASAC (Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre): https://www.rasasc.org/
Samaritans: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Shout (a 24/7 crisis text line): text SHOUT to 85258
Victim Support: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/
For every Stronger Together shaker sold throughout October, we'll be donating £2.50 to Mental Health UK (registered charity number: 1170815).
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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.
On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.
Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.