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Mental Health and Wellbeing

We all have to work at improving our mental health just as we do our physical health. It is impossible to separate the two, it is likely that if you feel physically well you will feel mentally well and if you feel mentally well you will feel physically well.

Some stress and low mood is completely normal in life however, at times this may feel unmanageable. Taking care of our mental wellbeing all of the time will not only act as a protective factor against developing depression and anxiety it will also support people in navigating the challenges they face in life.  Feeling well within yourself enables us to make better, healthier choices and improves our ability to function in many different roles; at work, in relationships and as part of a community.

The Health Improvement Team offers a wide range of training which is targeted at both professionals and people living/working in West Lothian who have an interest in either improving the wellbeing of themselves or those around them.

Examples of Training Include:

  • Scottish Mental Health First Aid  - Adult
  • Living Life to the Full - for people looking to improve their own well being
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) - For people looking to improve their own wellbeing
  • Stressless
  • Mindfulness based living course
  • ASIST Applied Suicide intervention Skills training
  • SafeTALK
  • Self Harm awareness training
  • Raising Children with Confidence
  • Confident Staff Confident Children
  • Cool, Calm and Connected