Financial wellbeing: Six ways to wellbeing

We know that financial wellbeing has an impact on our mental health and wellbeing.  

The cost-of-living crisis has pushed money worries to the forefront of everyone’s minds. The good news is that there’s but there are lots of local organisations that provide free advice and many resources available which can support you.  

Support for financial wellbeing in West Lothian  

The Advice Shop provides free, impartial and confidential advice on financial wellbeing, benefits, money/debt, housing and energy. 

Citizens Advice Bureau support people with free, impartial and confidential advice on benefits, debt, money, work, housing and much more. 

The Invest in West Lothian team provide a wide range of expert support and advice for individuals, from employability support to training and personal development. 

Careers advice is available in areas across West Lothian from Skills Development Scotland. 

West Lothian Council provides information about how you can apply for council housing. 

The West Lothian Food Bank offer a range of ways you can get help to access food. 

Warm welcome locations in West Lothian provide local people with a place to visit, socialise, access services and provide support. 

The Families and Young Peoples Advice Service has advisors who can work with you to provide a financial health check and support to make sure your income is maximised.

Other resources to support financial wellbeing include: 

Ideas to help with financial wellbeing!

Take notice

Taking notice of our thoughts, emotions and surroundings is a great way to stay present and pay attention to our needs

Be active

Staying active is linked to both positive physical health and mental wellbeing

Keep learning

Learning new things is a good way to meet people and boost our self confidence


Acts of kindness can give us a sense of purpose and make us feel happier and more satisfied with life


Connecting with the people around us is a great way to remind ourselves that we’re important and valued by others

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