At Anytime Fitness in Shellharbour, Henry Watkins will be pushing through 8 hours on the punchbag, 8 hours on a treadmill and 8 hours on a stepper to raise funds and awareness of male mental health. His goal is to raise $5,000 to fund Top Blokes Foundation's programs and reach more boys and young men, so they can gain the skills and habits to improve their mental health and their relationships with the people around them.
"Men still aren't there when it comes to mental health. Six men die by suicide every day. If we can lay that foundation for boys at a young age to learn how to get support as well as to be a support system for their mates, the culture will change. That's why we need to support organisations like Top Blokes, and 24 hours of fitness seemed like a good start to me to spread awareness."
Read the article on the Illawarra Mercury's site here.
By Greg Ellis, Illawarra Mercury; published September 18, 2020