It can be tricky to find a good time to chat to someone about how you’re feeling so it can be helpful to choose a specific time and place. It doesn’t have to be formal or serious but knowing you have a set time can encourage you to chat and avoid interruptions from others.

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