Try and be as open as you can with how you’re feeling. You could try and think of some examples that explain what’s going on for you. If you’re finding it tough to speak, see if the other person can ask you some questions about what is going on.

Everyone experiences mental stress in different ways and can tolerate some challenges better than others.

These are some of the most common experiences for people who are struggling with their mental fitness due to stress or other reasons.

  • Not being able to complete day-to-day tasks as you normally would
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Feeling easily frustrated or angry
  • Struggling to train and play to your usual standards
  • Feeling unmotivated and uninterested by the things you normally enjoy
  • Feeling down, upset or crying for no obvious reason
  • Participating in unsafe behaviour like excessive drinking, taking drugs or violence
  • Feeling very anxious or worried
  • Feeling very low in energy and fatigued despite adequate sleep