Mental Fitness is the pet topic of Oasis and HCDS psychologist, Dr Gareth Furber (i.e. me).

In fact, I’ve been pondering the topic for quite a while now and if you see me sitting around looking thoughtful, there is a good chance I am thinking about something mental fitness related.

Mental Fitness is our capacity to cope and thrive in the face of the psychological demands of life. It is a key part of how we build and maintain good mental health.

We build Mental Fitness through training our minds, in a similar way to how we build physical fitness by training our bodies. Training might take the form of something traditional like formal education or therapy, or something more casual like hobbies and creative outlets.

In this 90 minute workshop you will learn what mental fitness is, how different people build it, and what you can do to start building mental fitness in different aspects of your life.

There were 2 Mental Fitness Workshops in 2022 – one in May and one in June.

At this stage no more are planned. If however, you’d like me to deliver this workshop to your club/topic/course – get in contact with me ( and we can probably sort something out 🙂

If the topic interests you, feel free to access this blog post for a mental fitness handout and access to some old posts I have written.


About Gareth Furber

Need to get in contact with Gareth? You might want to ask a question about the blog, give him feedback, contribute an idea for the blog, or contribute a post.

You can by either commenting directly on the post of interest, contact him on Skype (search for 'eMental Health Project Officer Gareth'), or email him (