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The What'SUP group

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Hello

My name is Chris

I’m a Movember Ambassador and the founder of The What’SUP Group. I started our men’s stand up paddleboard sessions to give me a sense of fulfillment and affiliation, in a time when I was struggling physically and mentally. 

I have spent my whole life playing in sports teams, but due to injury and family commitments I haven’t been able to commit to a team for a long time. 

I run and cycle alot but due to an ankle injury, I had also neglected that. Throw in a pandemic, a second child on the way and career identity issues, and I was really starting to crumble mentally. Anxiety was affecting everything I did. I was short tempered, angry,  bitter and feeling guilty about things that I shouldn’t have been. 

My work with Movember has always highlighted to me that there are other men in similar situations as I was. I needed to give myself designated time to reflect on my thoughts and try to regulate my emotions. I have found that floating on the river, slowing down and talking to other guys, has really helped me focus on what is important and has given me a chance to make new friends, who I would otherwise have never met.

All I really want to do is be a good dad, husband, brother, son and friend. I hope The What’SUP Group and the SUP60 Challenge can support others to do the same.  

 

Chris Wall

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    Sat, 06 Jul
    Norwich
    06 Jul 2024, 18:00 – 20:30
    Norwich, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA, UK
    06 Jul 2024, 18:00 – 20:30
    Norwich, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA, UK
    Come and be relatable on an inflatable with a load of other men. Chat, Listen, Paddle, Have a beer, join our Men's Sup Communiuty
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    Sun, 06 Oct
    Norwich
    06 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Norwich, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA, UK
    06 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Norwich, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA, UK
    Come and be relatable on an inflatable with a load of other men. Chat, Listen, Paddle, Have a beer, join our Men's Sup Communiuty
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    Sun, 03 Nov
    Norwich
    03 Nov 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Norwich, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA, UK
    03 Nov 2024, 10:00 – 12:30
    Norwich, 79 Bishopgate, Norwich NR1 4AA, UK
    Come and be relatable on an inflatable with a load of other men. Chat, Listen, Paddle, Have a beer, join our Men's Sup Communiuty
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