The Relationship Between Mental Fitness, Mental Health and Mental Toughness

The Relationship Between Mental Fitness, Mental Health and Mental Toughness

Polly Brennan

Polly Brennan is founder of Adventurous Coaching and creator of The Mental Fitness Kitbag™ Model. Polly teaches strategies in 9 disciplines which strengthen mental wealth. Drawing on years of expertise working in the NHS mental health sector, Polly is also a Professional Certified Coach and an Occupational Therapist. She supports individuals and teams, strengthening their mental fitness and building resilience to achieve successful outcomes. Her private practice focuses on enabling clients to have more, be more and do more. In life and in business even the most creative and successful people can lack resilience, feel stuck or find themselves at a crossroads without a clear direction and plan to move forward. With Polly on your team it is possible to thrive in your personal and professional life. Regardless of the challenge, Polly has the wisdom, knowledge and know-how to enable you to reach your goal, to reignite your fire, and to live a more adventurous life – whatever that looks like to you. She has a great reputation for supporting individuals and teams to strengthen their mental fitness, build resilience and thrive. 

In today’s podcast episode #113, I’m joined by the adventurous and inspirational Polly Brennan, founder of Adventurous Coaching and creator of The Mental Fitness Kitbag™ Model.   Our discussion centres around mental fitness, mental health and mental toughness where we share some helpful strategies to help you manage your mental health.    

Enjoy tuning in!    

Key Learning Points:

  • Mental health and well-being can be viewed as an adventure.
  • What does an adventurous approach to how you live your life look like?
  • Adventures of the ordinary can be done on a shoestring.
  • What does a challenge look like to you?
  • Mental Health operates on a continuum and changes frequently dependent on an individuals circumstances.
  • What do you do to strengthen your resilience muscles?

Connect with Polly Brennan




Connect with David Charlton


Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

To Listen to the Full Podcast Episodes

Ep011: Dave Algeo – Mental Toughness, Mental Health and High Performance

Ep018: Kieron Brady – From Professional Football to Alcoholism Consultant

Ep031 David Jueno – How to Turn Your Life Around and Inspire Others

Ep065: Dr Amy Izycky – Encouraging Mentally Healthy Cultures in Sport

Ep066: Marilyn Okoro – Mental Health and Resilience: Lessons from an Olympic Medalist

Ep075: Grant Phyphers – How to Rebuild Your Identity

Ep106: Amy Rowlinson – Why is knowing my WHY important? 

Other Useful Resources linked to Mental Health

Blog – Make Better Decisions to Help Your Sport Performance

Blog – 5 Ways to Create a Psychological Safe Sporting Environment

Blog – 3 Tips to Deal with Bullying in Sport

Blog – How to Find Your Why 



Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes, they’re extremely helpful when it comes to the ranking of the show and we read every single one of them!

David Charlton

Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly.   

T: +44 7734 697769

E: [email protected]

Search Our Sports Psychology Website

Popular Categories

Join Our Online Community Now!

Mental Edge Newsletter

Are you an athlete, coach or parent that would like to learn how to create sustainable high performance? Receive our free regular newsletter, where we share proven mental toughness and high performance tips and strategies. If you want some support and motivation straight to your inbox, then sign up below.

    We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.