Gymshark Deload: Weight Belongs In Your Hands, Not Your Head
Your wellbeing is as much mental as it is physical, and, at Gymshark we want to be here for you from head to toe. Gymshark Deload is a place for all of us to put down the weights, and put focus on our mental health.
Deload exists to deliver a stream of positive information, guidance and entertainment, that boosts you when you're at your mental best, and supports you when you're not.
Underpinned by content, advice and stories from bona fide wellbeing experts and much-loved familiar faces, ranging from qualified medical professionals to stand-up comedians, the aim of Deload is to make a difference, not just a statement.
Whether you're looking for some direction or some distraction, Deload is on-call to help take the weight off your mind.
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Where Will You Find Deload?
Everywhere. Whether it's a podcast on our social media platforms, a seminar at We Lift The City, or a personal 1-2-1 with an expert, Deload is an outlet that covers everything mental health from Gymshark. And you can bet that we'll host every piece of content (or at least have links to where you can find out more) here at Gymshark Central on the Deload Hub.
Expect insightful learnings, strong communities and big smiles with Deload everywhere, very soon.
For now though, here's what you can expect:
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What Is Mental Health?
Mental health is how you feel in your mind and your mood. Just like your physical health, it depends on many factors such as your genetics, your environment, your circumstances, what you do to maintain it, and underlying physical or mental health conditions you may suffer from, and how they are treated.
Can You Prevent Mental Health Problems?
There are lots of things we can do to support our mental wellbeing, and just like our physical health, if we don't put measures in place in our lives to keep well, our mental health may deteriorate - and likewise, there are things we can do to improve it. However, it is important to remember that many mental health problems come about from a mixture of genetic predisposition and life circumstances such as trauma and other life stresses, which people often have little or no control over.
Are There Cures Or Treatments For Mental Health Problems?
There are many different options for treating different mental health problems. These will always be based on individual circumstances, what the problems are, their severity and regional service provision. Generally, they range from self-help, to talking therapies, to medications and ongoing support from a wide range of professionals, including GP's, support workers, mental health teams, psychologists etc.
What Do I Do If I'm Worried About My Mental Health?
Seek help. This comes in many forms, and sometimes when people are struggling with their mental health they may struggle to know who to speak to. Talking to friends and relatives can be really valuable for support, and although this can be really helpful, professionals are able to help and advise in different ways and it's important to back emotional support from loved ones with professional help.
The NHS website has a really good set of resources on how to seek help and who to speak to, but the most important thing is to talk to a health professional, and if they're not able to help, they should be able to help point you in the direction of someone who can.
What Should I Do If I'm Worried About A Friend Or Relative?
Listen to them, talk to them and encourage them to seek help. People get worried about saying the wrong thing in these situations, and this understandable - these are sensitive topics that can be hard to talk about, and this is why it is important to encourage them to seek professional help. And remember to look after your own mental health as well. They may appreciate a safe, open space to talk without judgement, or even advice. If you are worried, you can pass your concerns to a health professional, and if you are immediately concerned for their safety, contact emergency services for advice.