Winter Wellbeing in West Lothian
Welcome to the Winter Wellbeing section of West Space
The winter months can take a toll on our mental health. To help you and those around you during this time, so we have pulled together some resources that can equip you with the tools and knowledge to boost your wellbeing this wintertime.
Wellbeing tips from Health in Mind and West Space
Homemade Body scrub
Loneliness and staying connected this winter
Winter mindfulness and relaxation ideas
Your Winter Five Ways to Wellbeing
My one thousand paper cranes
10 Top Tips for Winter Wellbeing
Alan’s Winter Warmer Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Positive Steps to Wellbeing
Mindful Drawing: how to draw a mandala
Keeping Well This Winter
Having a digital Christmas
Useful pages on West Space
If you are struggling to cope with how you are feeling and need to speak to someone, here is a list of services that you can access right now.
Just like you have a first aid kit at home for injuries, you can have a wellness toolkit to help improve your wellbeing. You can have a look at the resources below on how to create your own wellness toolkit (some call it a self-soothe box/kit). We have also listed some suggested resources that can start you off while you build your own toolkit that works for you.
Physical activity and exercise can really boost your mental health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that exercising is a helpful way to reduce depression, stress and anxiety.
Creative activities have been proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing. By exploring the arts, whether that be taking part in, watching or experiencing, you can become more aware of your own feelings, learn from others and make positive changes in your life.
Some of us are experiencing worries about money, work, accessing food and housing which can impact our mental health and wellbeing. We have collected information, tools and links to local organisations that can give you practical support during this time.