Winter wellbeing in East Lothian

Welcome to the Winter Wellbeing section of Eastspace!

The winter months can bring up some difficult emotions, and the change of season can have an impact on our wellbeing. This year may feel particularly challenging for many of us, due to the cost-of-living crisis.

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.

Keep an eye on our events and news sections to find out what’s going on in East Lothian over the winter period.

Wellbeing tips from Health in Mind and Eastspace

Loneliness and staying connected this winter

Winter mindfulness and relaxation ideas

Writing to say hello this winter

10 Places to Find Support Online this Winter by ACE IT

Your Winter Five Ways to Wellbeing

Anna’s Top 3 Tips for Enjoying Winter

10 Top Tips for Winter Wellbeing

Winter Arts and Craft Ideas

Useful pages on Eastspace

Need Help Now

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.

Wellness Toolkit

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

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.

Cost of living crisis support: food, money, housing and work

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.

Tips and information from other organisations

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If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.