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. 

Try And Keep Busy

Outside of training and game times try and use your time to do something, like exploring the new city, spending time with teammates, reading or something else you enjoy. 

Take Some Mementos With You

This might be photos on your phone or just something small that you can take with you that reminds you of home.

Stick To Your Routine

If you’re travelling far you may have jet lag to contend with but try and re-establish your normal bedtimes, eating schedule and other routines as soon as you can.

Talk About It

Chat to a teammate, coach or support person. Finding travel challenging is very common so chances are they’ve experienced it before too. 

Keep In Touch

Let people at home know you’d like to hear from them whilst being aware that too much contact can make things more difficult. Know the right balance for you and make a plan before you leave.

Be Kind To Yourself

It can take time to get used to new environments. Try not to put pressure on yourself and allow a few days or weeks to relax and feel more comfortable.