Online Course

The Focus Toolkit

A free online course that teaches you practical skills for calmly focusing your attention and thinking in useful ways.

 

Videos

PERSONAL TOOLS

Routine: Eat, Sleep, Move.

Living with purpose.

Awareness of alarm bells.

Perspective through talking.

Knowing when to say no.

 

TALK TO YOUR MATES

Nip it in the bud - talk to your mates.

Paddy tells us that a great alternative to bottling up emotions is having a chat with the boys over a few beers. He points out that most people are open to talking about the tough stuff. 

 

EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

Step back and look at it.

Acknowledge it - "I'm feeling sad".

Let it be - don't reject it or stew on it.

Know your limit.

Indicators for stress.
 

 

VISUALISATIONS

This short video will show you how visualising anxiety and depression as characters or experiences can improve the way you feel.

Michael tells us about "the monkey", "braided rivers", and "the robber", and how visualising his challenging emotion changes the way he responds to them.

 

SUPPORT YOUR MATES

Michael tells us that one of the most important things for him was his mates supporting him by simply being there for him.

Learn how they did this.

 

Posters

Read our full-length blog on how to support your mates.