A Bermondsey man will stroll fifty miles in someday to battle the stigma surrounding males’s psychological well being, writes Simon Throssell…
Lifelong SE16 resident, Scott Johnson, began the ‘Correct Blokes Membership’ in September 2020 as a strategy to get males speaking about psychological well being by means of strolling.
“A variety of males are fairly guarded, even with their shut mates,” he stated. “It’s referred to as the right blokes’ membership as a result of we’re making an attempt to interrupt down these stereotypes.
Scott, a dad to 3 daughters, stated he had skilled poor psychological well being starting at 25 which had impressed him to arrange the stroll and discuss group.
“Earlier than that I used to be only a happy-go-lucky 25-year-old,” he stated. “However my thoughts was all over actually, it’s solely been the previous few years that I’ve obtained again on monitor actually.”
Mr Johnson not too long ago walked an impressive 5 marathons in 5 days to lift consciousness for males’s psychological well being.
From February 28 to March 5, Scott tallied up a complete of 131 miles of strolling throughout Greenwich, Surrey Quays and naturally his native Bermondsey.
Lower than a month later and he’s already getting ready for his subsequent problem, a ‘mammoth’ fifty-mile stroll from Windsor to Tower Bridge; the ‘largest distance’ he could have completed in a day.
In a video on Twitter, Scott stated: “An enormous due to everybody that supported me… I couldn’t have completed it with out your assist so I actually recognize it.
“If anybody needs to assist me out on this problem on twenty ninth March, get entangled, drop me a message even if you wish to solely come on components of it.”
Anybody desirous to get entangled can contact Scott by way of @BlokesClub on Twitter.