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21 October - 17 November
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Wintering well: Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

A sun behind dark grey cloud. A river below looking over a forest area on the other side

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

This event discusses how we manage our response to lower light in winter months and how we might find ways to cope. 

There will be hot drinks in the bright foyer of the ARC before the main programme of speakers and an outdoor 'sky framing' participatory activity and mutual conversation with others who feel affected by winter low mood

What’s it about?

Information about living with Seasonal Affective Disorder will be presented

Free resources will be launched: Artist Alec Finlay will launch the 'Light is a Right' book guide to Wintering Well and Professor Chris Williams of 'Living Life to the Full' will also launch new online CBT-led resources and both these will guide new encounters with winter life

Gavin Francis, GP and writer, will speak on Seasonal Affective Disorder

Neina Sheldon, Founder of 'Make Light Matter', will offer personal perspectives on experiencing the condition

Who’s leading the event?

ESRC/AHRC ‘Living with SAD' team- Professor Hester Parr, School of Geography and Earth Sciences; Hayden Lorimer, University of Edinburgh and Shawn Bodden, University of Glasgow


Open to

This event is open to all interested.

Of particular interest to

Particular interest to those who have experience or want to learn more about SAD