A woman from Wimbledon was pushed to her physical limit to raise awareness for mental health by taking on the Mother of all Challenges.

Amal Hassan, 31, Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor took on the challenge which saw her and three other mums as well as One Show presenter Alex Jones swim, hike, cycle, crawl and run a marathon around the UK.

Amal and the other mothers took on five days of gruelling challenges for Sport Relief.

Amal who has struggled terribly with postnatal depression after giving birth to her son was keen to use the challenge as a platform to raise awareness about mental health surrounding childbirth.

Amal said: “When the advert went out on The One Show I was 6 months postnatal. I had a tough pregnancy and a traumatic birth and was set-back physically despite having been very fit prior to pregnancy.

“I saw this challenge as an opportunity to try and regain elements of my prior self and reinstate my identity beyond ‘mum’.

“I am passionate about maternal health issues in general so it seemed like something I should do.”

Amal has trained for the challenge since January and started her quest at Lock Ness on March 11 on Mother’s day by braving the cold by swimming.

She continued by hiking the Helvellyn via Swirral Edge in the lake district, cycling three of the lake district’s toughest passes, crawling a cave in the Brecon Beacons to running a marathon across the Welsh coast on March 16.

“The cumulative fatigue of the first two challenges hit me during the cycle on the third day and by the marathon relay on the final day, I was nearly running on empty” Amal said.

“There were extremely early starts coupled with daily maximal exertion, all in the year after having a baby makes for an interesting combination.

“All the challenges were designed to test different aspects of our physical and mental fitness and I found all of them challenged my abilities and tested my confidence and self-belief.

“If it wasn’t for my team mates I doubt I would have made it!”

Amal and the other mothers have put their bodies to the test to raise life-changing money and have so far raised over £729,000 with it being the hardest thing she has ever done.

Amal said: “This has been the hardest thing I have ever done both physically and mentally.

“It was relentless at times and I had to rely on others’ belief in me when I didn’t think I could go any further.

“I had to face fears I never knew I had and push through significant discomfort to make sure I didn’t let the team down.

“It’s been a fantastic journey and all in the name of maternal health which is so important to me.”

Donations are still being accepted up until Friday, March 23.

To support the Mother of All Challenges and make a donation to Sport Relief visit sportrelief.com/mums