Winter Resilience

Eat well, exercise, socialise, sleep well – we all know what we should be doing to maintain our wellbeing. We also know it’s rarely that easy – we all have challenges to overcome when it comes to staying well.

On this page you’ll find some of our resources aimed at helping you boost your wellbeing during the winter months, as well as a few that might help you manage some of the challenges along the way.

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Understanding Resilience 

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Resilience refers to your ability to navigate through and recover from stressors you are faced with on a daily basis. Whether you can bounce back depends on the stresses you...

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Juggling eating well with a demanding schedule

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What we eat impacts upon how we feel physically as well as psychologically – it’s the fuel which keeps us functioning in both body and mind. Getting the right fuel...

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Exercise

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Exercise is a great way to reduce or wash away the stress of the day, it’s also one way to reduce the risk of a number of physical health concerns....

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Tips for eating well on the job

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Take some healthy snacks with you, such as unsalted nuts, fruit or chopped vegetables, to keep you going between meals.

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Sleep Difficulties

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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...

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Top tips for managing anxiety

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Distract yourself from worries by doing something else. Absorb yourself in a hobby, get some exercise, watch a film, or chat with friends.

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Top tips for managing low mood

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

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Gentle Yoga

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Join Caroline, from Edinburgh Community Yoga, for this gentle yoga session, suitable for those with or without previous yoga experience. This is a very relaxed introductory session, and you won’t...

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Be Kind to Your Mind

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This session is aimed at helping you manage your worries and ultimately reduce your feelings of anxiety and stress. In this, the second of two sessions, Clinical Psychologist Dr Emma...

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Refill your own cup

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You can’t pour from an empty cup – self-care is vital, not only for looking after ourselves, but also for ensuring we are best placed to provide care to others....

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Low Mood: what it is and what helps

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In this session, Dr Sheila Ross and Dr Alastair Dobbin, from the Foundation for Positive Mental Health, discuss low mood – what it is, what may cause it, and some...

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