Menal Toughness & Mental Health 

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make contributions to his or her community” 

Mental Toughness is a personal characteristic that helps a person deal better with life’s stresses, pressures and challenges. The Mentally Tough are not only mentally and physically healthier, they also perform better and get the best out themselves. In todays world, it is an absolute no-brainer to work on your own and your kid’s mental toughness!

Take Control and Start Today!

For kids, scroll down to check out my bestselling picture books. For families & schools sign up for free family excercises and a free mental toughness school program.

Adults can read the online introduction. Take my free mental toughness lifestyle survey to improve your self-awareness. Then grab a copy of my free self-help guide that complements the survey.  Gee, that’s lots for free!

My Strong Mind book series

The My Strong Mind book series are the world’s first childrens books that educate parents and children around the scientifically validated 4 Cs of mental toughness; Commitment, Control, Confidence and Challenge.

Your child will be introduced to mental toughness and learn about techniques to develop their own strong mind. I wrote my first book for my two daughters and it is based on their stories.

A great read for the family or in the classroom to start a conversation about strong minds. Teachers, feel free to use my books in the class room and online learning. 

My books have been translated in 11 languages! Click on the books to go to Amazon. For inquiries about international publishing rights, go here

For adults – a free self-help guide

For those who are interested in improving performance, well-being and developing a positive approach to life and its challenges, this is a great place to start.”

Doug Strycharczyk, Author “Developing Mental Toughness”

I wrote this Mental Toughness self-improvement guide after a rough period in my own life. Use it together with the free report you get from my survey. You’ll learn about:

• 15 characteristics that are proven to improve your Mental Toughness
• References to find your own personal strengths

• Dozens of simple self-intervention techniques
• Powerful personal self-improvement stories
• Books and apps to further help you

Click the book to request a copy.

Free mental toughness resources


Start by reading the introduction. Then take my free survey that will give you a customised report across 15 characteristics that can improve your mental toughness. Finally, download my e-book to learn how you can apply strategies and interventions across those 15 characteristics to achieve high levels of life satisfaction, well-being and performance.


As a parent or a carer, use my free resources to get insight in to your own mental toughness. At home, use my My Strong Mind picture book series to read and discuss with your children. Finally, use the button below to download free and fun exercises to develop strong girls and boys.


I developed a ‘My Strong Mind’ school program and helped teachers successfully improve mental toughness in their primary school classes. You can read the case study here. I made the school exercises available so schools can apply a whole range of evidence based exercises to improve well-being and performance in their children.

About Niels

In 2014, I went through a rough episode where I felt at the maximum of my mental capacity and coping ability. I learned that some characteristics and habits that got me through that time and luckily came natural to me, are those of the Mentally Tough. I became an accredited Mental Toughness coach and started MentalToughness.online

My mission is to bring mental toughness to the world; one child, family or school at the time.

I sincerely hope that MentalToughness.online will be a useful guide in your journey to get the best out of yourself and your children.

May Mental Toughness be with you.


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