We’re supporting the Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head campaign. The coronavirus pandemic has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling.
January can often feel like a difficult month. The days are cold and dark, bills are coming in, and this year there’s the additional strain of living with the covid-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to our lives.
It’s easy to feel lonelier and more isolated at the moment, but there are many ways we can stay connected to our loved ones, nature and the wider community safely.
The website – clearyourhead.scot/winter – gives practical tips and ideas on how to brighten our shorter winter days, including:
- Morning light helps in shorter days. Getting out into the sunlight helps you feel healthy and happy.
- Walk and get active outside, listen to nature. This can help you feel more energised.
- Choose to retreat inside. Slowing down and getting more rest can help you recharge.
- Remember its ok to not be ok. There is support available to help you. Visit clearyourhead.scot to find out more.
The website also signposts helplines for those who need to talk to someone about how they’re feeling, including NHS24, Breathing Space, SAMH and the Samaritans.
For practical tips on keeping up good habits, clearyourhead.scot/winter