Mental Toolkit

Investing in our mental health toolkit

Although we can’t avoid all hardship, pain and loss in life, we can build a toolkit of psychological tools to help us better navigate unexpected or challenging situations when they arise. This doesn’t mean we won’t get knocked down a few (hundred) times over, but it does mean that we’ll be better equipped to handle life's challenges when they fly our way. 

Just as we invest in physical health and wellbeing by eating well and exercising, we also need to invest in our mental health and wellbeing. Everyone has a number of tools they can use to maximise their mental wellbeing and build a more well and resilient mind. The more we practice using these tools in our daily lives, the more skilled we will become at using them. Through consistent practice, we can build greater confidence in navigating overwhelming emotions.  

Regular practice of these activities can help strengthen your mental health toolkit:

  • Movement
  • Connection
  • Mindfulness
  • Journaling
  • Practicing helpful self-talk
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Getting out of your comfort zone
  • Therapy or counselling

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