Strategies & Tips

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. 

Top Tips For Good Sleep

Good sleep is one of our basic needs for a health wellbeing and not getting enough sleep can have a big impact on how we feel. Have a look at some tips to achieving good sleep here. 

Start A Conversation

Lots of people worry about saying the wrong thing, but don’t be. You can even acknowledge that you’re not sure what to say but let them know that you’re there to help. Learn how to start a conversation here.

Listen

Sometimes people just need someone to listen. Even if you don’t fully understand how they’re feeling, acknowledging what they’re going through and letting them know you’re there to listen is a great help.

Keep An Eye Out

Changes can be small but you might start to notice differences in the way your mate acts or seems. If you notice changes in a mate, don’t be afraid to ask how they are and if they’re ok. Find out how, here.

Avoid Alcohol & Drugs

Try and steer clear of alcohol and drugs, they can appear to help short-term but in reality they can make you feel much worse. 

Spend Time With Supports

Friends and family are great supports. Talking with them about how you’re feeling and sharing memories can be a great comfort. 

Plan For Triggers

Try putting in plans around triggers like anniversaries. You might plan extra support on those days, stay with a friend or spend the day with family. 

Eat & Drink Regularly

Loss of appetite or over-eating are common after a loss. Try and stick to eating 3 healthy meals a day and keep your fluid intake up.