Coorie in for Christmas – Digital version

Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time of year. This year, we also face new challenges, unknowns and stresses over the festive period from coronavirus. That’s why we’re focusing this booklet on the Scottish concept of ‘coorie’ as a way to help us look after our mental health and wellbeing this winter.

Coorie is all about comfort, snuggling, looking after yourself and others. It’s about embracing the benefits of the outdoors and being surrounded by nature.

This booklet focuses on the things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing in our homes, whilst also encouraging us to get outside and embrace the benefits of nature. It also includes a range of support and helpful contacts.

You can find information about mental health and support available all year round right here on iThrive Edinburgh. Here you can keep up-to-date with support available during the festive period and on Christmas Day in Edinburgh.

Download your digital version of Coorie in for Christmas below –

If you are printing this, we recommend that you select the option to print it as a booklet.


Festive service updates

Some organisations are offering a range of support and services to help people of all ages enjoy a bit of festive magic this Christmas. Read more here.


Bridgend Farmhouse

Check out all the Bridgend Farmhouse’s activities happening this week – Festive activities at Bridgend Farmhouse


Edinburgh City Mission

You can download Edinburgh City Mission’s Christmas opening times below.


Health in Mind

Keeping Well over the Festive Period
Monday 21 December
12.00 – 1.30 pm
The final session of this drop-in course. Explore ways to protect and improve your wellbeing over this challenging time in a safe group.
Email: anna.chmiel@health-in-mind.org.uk

Depression and Anxiety group
Monday 21 Dec 5.30 – 6.30 pm
A regular user-led support group offering the opportunity for confidential support, contact with others in a similar situation and the opportunity to explore positive ways of coping with depression, low mood and anxiety
Email: edinburghselfhelp@health-in-mind.org.uk

Mid-Winter Space
Tuesday 22 Dec 3.00 – 4.30 pm
A winter special: come together to connect in a safe space, and look after ourselves over the festive period.
Email: Jenny.green@health-in-mind.org.uk


Depression and Anxiety group
Tuesday 22 Dec7.00 – 8.00 pm
A regular user-led support group offering the opportunity for confidential support, contact with others in a similar situation and the opportunity to explore positive ways of coping with depression, low mood and anxiety.
Email: edinburghselfhelp@health-in-mind.org.uk

The Listening Space
Wednesday 23 Dec 1.30 – 3.00 pm
A weekly space to be listened to, and to connect with others who will do their best to understand you. We can offer one to one listening sessions with a peer volunteer before the group session by appointment.
Email: Jenny.green@health-in-mind.org.uk

Mid-Winter Space
Tuesday 29 Dec 3.00 – 4.30 pm
A winter special: come together to connect in a safe space, and look after ourselves as we move into 2021
Email: Jenny.green@health-in-mind.org.uk

The Listening Space
Wednesday 30 Dec 1.30 – 3.00 pm
The Listening Space A weekly space to be listened to, and to connect with others who will do their best to understand you. We can offer one to one listening sessions with a peer volunteer before the group session by appointment.
Email: Jenny.green@health-in-mind.org


Rainbow Recovery

Rainbow recovery will be hosting its online support group on Wednesday 23 & 30 December from 8.30 – 9.30 pm.



Looking for self-help information

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.