FREE Mental Health Support For The Winter

Free Mental Health Support from First Psychology Scotland

Edinburgh based First Psychology Scotland (FPS) is launching a series of FREE lunchtime winter webinars to help people deal with the darker months and preparing for a very different Christmas.

Starting on Friday, 6 November 2020, the team will present 30-minute webinars between 12 and 12.30pm. Additional webinars are scheduled for 20 and 27 November as well as 4 December 2020.

If you wish to sign up, use the links  below to save your place!


What will the webinars cover?

1 .Maintaining Well-being while Working from Home - Friday 6 November 2020, 12-12.30pm (GMT)

The aim of this webinar is to increase your awareness of some of the elements of working from home that may negatively impact your mental health, especially as we move into winter, and how to adapt your working from home practices to best manage these. We will also look at how to recognise when you or others might be struggling and how to put a plan in place to manage this and get support.


2 Staying Connected During a Winter Lockdown - Friday 20 November 2020, 12-12.30pm (GMT)

The autumn/winter season is usually one for lots of celebrations with friends and family, celebrating Halloween, birthdays, bonfire night, Christmas, work nights out and New Year's Eve. Seeing friends and family that you don't see much of the rest of the year or spending quality time at home with your closest loved ones. However, this winter lockdown restrictions are likely to prevent our usual celebrations and opportunities for connecting with others. Accordingly, the aim of this webinar is to explore how we can adapt to these restrictions whilst keeping connected with our loved ones and battling the onset of winter loneliness.


3. Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) During Lockdown - Friday 27 November 2020, 12-12.30pm (GMT)

It's common for your mental health to be affected by changing seasons and weather, or to have times of year when you feel more or less comfortable. But if your feelings are interfering with your day to day life, and keep coming back at the same time of year, it could be a sign that you have seasonal affective disorder or SAD. The aim of this webinar is to explain more about SAD, what causes SAD and tips to help you manage your mental health this winter, particularly focusing on coping with SAD during lockdown.


4. How to Have a Merry Lockdown Christmas - Wednesday 4 December 2020, 12-12.30pm (GMT)

Christmas this year is likely to be a strange and different event for all of us: with lots of indoor and outdoor events not going ahead and restrictions on travelling and meeting up with friends and family, you might expect this Christmas to be rather miserable. Accordingly, the aim of this webinar is to help you explore creative ways of making the most out of this Christmas season so that you can still experience the excitement, entertainment and connectedness that you have come to know and love, without leaving your house (much)!


Read how our  team are maintaining physical and mental health during lockdown here.