Mental Wellbeing

To be able to best care for others, you need to be caring for yourself. That can sometimes be easier said than done, with common challenges like finding the time and space, feeling selfish for putting yourself first, or even just knowing where to start, to be overcome.

On these pages you’ll find our resources to help you look after your mental wellbeing, and hopefully help you find a way through some of life’s challenges.

Mental Wellbeing

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Top tips for managing low mood

Try to develop and maintain a healthy routine; we all feel safer and more relaxed when we have a routine.

Tips for managing alcohol

If you are drinking heavily, try to reduce the volume you’re drinking just a little bit day by day – it’s really important you don’t stop drinking too suddenly as this can be dangerous.

Sleep Difficulties

Click here for Tips for Better Sleep   Most of us have had nights when we can’t get a good night’s sleep. When you’re worried or stressed you might struggle to get…

Drinking too much alcohol?

There are a lot of possible reasons for why you might find yourself drinking more than you should. For example, you might be under pressure at work, experiencing stress at…

Supporting your wellbeing: free apps and online programmes 

All of these apps are free to Health and Social Care staff and unpaid carers in Scotland when accessed through this site.  Click the Quick Guide links for instructions. Daylight: …

Connect with others 

Spending time with people we like is good for our wellbeing. The pandemic has disrupted this and many of us are adapting and learning new ways of staying in touch…


It can be helpful to try to remember the things that you usually do to help you relax and unwind. Where possible, take the time to do them, e.g. going out for…

Worsening of mental health conditions 

If you struggled with mental health issues before the pandemic, you might find that some of those difficulties are worse right now. You may have found yourself working under considerably…

Exhaustion & Fatigue

We can all feel overworked and overwhelmed at times – health and social care environments are often fast-paced, for a number of reasons. It takes a lot of energy to…

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