Honest Conversations is a Folk Tales mini-series focused on all things mental wellbeing as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.
Today's theme is "Be active" and we're speaking with extreme ocean swimmer, Ben Hooper from the Swim the Big Blue expedition. Ben shot to fame in 2016 as the first man to attempt to swim the Atlantic Ocean. After a dramatic (and premature) end to his adventure, Ben is setting his sights on the future.
Ben talks to us about battling his own mental health issues and the role that getting active, being out on the water and following a dream have played in overcoming aversity.
To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, visit the official website.
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