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.
Our series The Locker Room kicked off during Mental Health Awareness Month in October last year — a series of candid interviews with our ambassadors and athletes that give their experiences with mental health a platform.
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week this week, we thought we’d re-share the first episode of the series with an incredible functional fitness athlete and our ambassador, 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/
Try our Stronger Together shaker, for every one sold part of the profits will be donated to a UK mental health charity (registered charity number: 1170815).