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Low self-esteem

Having low self-esteem can cause you to lose confidence, overly criticise yourself and feel anxious and depressed. 

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, worksheets, videos, apps and local services in East Lothian on what causes low self-esteem and different ways to boost your confidence.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to eastspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.


These factsheets will help learn more about low self-esteem, its causes and what support is available.  

Factsheet on low self-esteem from Mind

Factsheet on low self-esteem from Psychology Tools

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help boost your self-esteem.

Information and activities related to low self-esteem from Get Self-help

Raising low self-esteem guide from NHS UK

10 ways to overcome low self-esteem from Psychologies

9 Signs of Low Self-Esteem and 10 Ways Grow Confidence’ by Meredith Brown from Zencare  

One way to boost your self-esteem is to start using positive affirmations. Check out our page on positive affirmation to get you started.


Here are some worksheets and activities you can try in your own time.

Worksheets and information about self-esteem from the Centre for Clinical Interventions


If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.

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