13 August 2020
This year to mark World Mental Health Day we are attempting to write the Army Cadets into the Guinness World Records™ book… not just once, but twice!!
World Mental Health Day falls on October 10 and is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
We are delighted to announce that this year to mark World Mental Health Day the Army Cadets are undertaking two Guinness World Records™ Attempts.
The first will see two of our National Ambassadors, Sally Orange and Jordan Wylie, attempt to run the World's Deepest Underground Marathon, which will take place at ICL Boulby Mine, North Yorkshire, the World's first and only Polyhalite Mine.
The marathon will be titled 'Beneath the Surface' as it beautifully demonstrates that we never really know what's going on underneath the surface in an individuals' mind.
Whilst Sally and Jordan are running underground, we are very excited to be attempting a second, which can involve every single Cadet and Adult Volunteer who wishes to take part and write their name into the record books.
The second record will be a mass participation event as we attempt to set the record for the most people completing an online mental health awareness course, with the aim being to recognise the signs of and reduce the stigma associated with poor mental health.
More details on how you can take part in this official Guinness World Records™ attempt will follow shortly.