Winter Wellbeing with MindWell

Winter can be a great time for finding new challenges and planning the year ahead, or maybe having a walk then snuggling up indoors with a good book. We're all different when it comes to dealing with shorter days, fighting off colds and viruses, or unpredictable weather.

Some people struggle with eating healthily or getting enough exercise this time of year. Our energy and concentration can be low, which makes it harder to keep up with friends or hobbies. For people already dealing with mental health problems, the challenges of the winter months can sometimes make things feel worse.

The good news is that winter is only for a few months, and there are lots of little steps we can make to help ourselves feel a bit better.

Our MindWell #WinterWellbeing campaign is all about those small steps, from drinking enough water to joining a class, or calling in on your neighbour to finding peer support. Please follow us on Twitter @MindWellLeeds and Retweet or like our Tweets. You can also share your tips by using the hashtag #WinterWellbeing.

We'd love to know what tools you use to help you cope with this time of year. We'd also like to hear from local organisations who are offering services, activities or events to help Leeds people stay well over the winter months. If you thrive in winter, you're also welcome to join in - tell us your #WinterWellbeing tips too!

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