Strategies & Tips - Getting Help

Learning helpful strategies and tips to manage your mental fitness or support you when you’re finding things tough is a great place to start. You can use the ‘Filter by Topic’ button below to select a specific topic you want to focus on, otherwise just scroll down to see the different strategies and tips for all the topics you’ll find on this site. 

Let people know how you’re feeling

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.

Set aside time to chat

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.

Choose someone you trust

Deciding who to talk to is important and making sure they are someone you trust is key. They should be someone who will listen, be understanding and accepting. Sometimes they might not have the answers so talking to an expert can help.