What is Mental Fitness?

You are physically fit when you are strong, powerful, fast, flexible and demonstrate endurance. You are mentally fit when you are focused, creative, resilient and demonstrate control and balance.

You take a proactive approach to physical fitness through nutrition, exercise and rest. Consider mental fitness in the same way and adopt simple practices to help unlock your potential and discover new levels of performance....to reach your Peak State.

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Issue

The benefits of a proactive approach to physical fitness are widely known but most people consider their mental health only in terms of reacting to, or preventing problems.

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APPROACH

For decades, athletes have understood the benefits of training the mind as well as the body, in order to unlock their potential and help them perform at their best. Peak State takes these lessons and helps to incorporate them into a daily routine for all.

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Method

Peak State is a social enterprise that works in partnership with organisations to produce tailored communication, education and digital content to equip a community with the information and practical tools to promote mental fitness.

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'Our mental fitness is one and the same as our physical fitness.'

'Our mental fitness is one and the same as our physical fitness'

The Duke of Sussex

'Serving in the military, I saw first-hand how critical it is to train your mind as a muscle – not only to endure challenges and stresses, but to excel, grow, and build resilience in all aspects of life.'

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A GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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UK Defence COMMUNITY

Prior to founding Peak State, the co-founders led the development of HeadFIT; a legacy project from the Heads Together campaign and developed in partnership with the UK Ministry of Defence to support the mental health and wellbeing of serving personnel, their families and veterans.

In doing so, they helped to change the understanding of mental fitness within the community; the programme continues to drive change as HeadFIT is incorporated into mandatory training for all members of the UK Armed Forces during 2021 and beyond.

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Founders’ Story

Nathan Jones and David Wiseman share a history of service and of sporting success. Nathan broke his spine during a dramatic flying incident in which he saved the lives of 200 passengers and David still carries a bullet in his chest from the conflict in Afghanistan.

Prior to joining the Royal Air Force, Nathan was a professional rugby player and David has climbed some of the world’s highest mountains. Both have experienced success at multiple Invictus Games.

Their joint experiences of adversity and subsequent post-traumatic growth combined with their sporting backgrounds, military ethos and passion for driving systemic change to help others, have led them to develop Peak State.

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Nathan Jones

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David Wiseman

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'HELPS YOU COPE BETTER WITH ADVERSITY'

'Our mental fitness is one and the same as our physical fitness'

Clinical Psychologist-Epidemiologist, University of Mental Health, Neurosciences and Precision Medicine Research Institute "Costas Stefanis"

'Incorporating the Peak State tools in daily life is an effective way of being in touch with oneself and building mental fitness; which in turn, will  result in better coping with adversity, maximising  performance and enjoying life to its fullest.'

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Professor Roger Eston

Executive Dean: UniSA Allied Health and Human Performance

'Peak State applies effective psychological strategies from the world of elite sport and presents them in a fashion that, in my opinion, are understandable and accessible to all. '

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TATIANA BLatnik

Princess Tatiana, founder of BREATHE.

'BREATHE was founded with a vision to advance understanding about health and wellbeing.  Through our partnership with Peak State, we aim to drive toward this vision by promoting mental fitness across the whole of Greece.'

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Prof. Gaynor Parfitt

Professor in Exercise and Health Sciences, UniSA. Former sport psychologist to Great Britain national teams:  Gymnastics, Figure Skating, and Hockey.

'To reach full potential, you must train your mind and your body.  Peak State guides you in adopting a simple mental fitness regime that potentially will contribute to greater performance and wellbeing. '