Victoria Clark is using her personal struggle with anxiety to inspire others.
The Edendale woman has set up social media videos to share her 65 Day Mental Health Reset challenge.
She set up the challenge which encouraged followers to adopt good habits which included keeping active, hydrated, eating well, reading and journaling.
“I decided to create a tik-tok video for each day checking off all those things which I completed and I posted it online. I am now on day 15.”
Although she had about 3000 social media followers, more than 20,000 people had viewed the video.
“A couple of weeks ago, I thought I needed to kind of reset myself and I had been struggling with my mental health, my anxiety.”
She suffered from a head injury last year at a football game which had affected her.
“It changed me as a person, so I was thinking of things I could do to help me come out of my shell.”
Some of her supporters had messaged to say they would join her in the challenge.
“To know that it is actually helping people is so cool. Feedback from people has been very supportive and some people can relate and I also get private messages just encouraging me and saying they really appreciate the content I post.”
The message she wanted to get out to people was, “It’s OK not to be OK”.
“I want people who are struggling to know that they are not alone and there are others out there who are in the exact same position as they are.”
She hoped making the challenge a 65-day challenge would set a good routine for followers over the course of two months.
“I think a lot of people probably feel cooped up and are not too sure of what’s going on in the world and it can be a bit of a stressful time, but this is something to keep their minds busy.”