Our health and wellbeing programme supports New Scots in Edinburgh to look after their physical and mental health, and feel empowered to make personal wellbeing choices.

Activities include cycling, swimming, meditation and the Living Well Lunch Club.

Our Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Lizzie Carder Ashworth organises the activities.

What health and wellbeing activities do you want to do?

We are running consultations with members of The Welcoming to find out what health and wellbeing activities are most needed.

If you are a member, please email [email protected] to have the questionnaire sent to you. Your feedback is invaluable!

Current health and wellbeing activities

First cycling group of 2022!

Cycling group

Our cycling group is perfect for New Scots who want to explore the city and meet new people. This group is aimed at cycling beginners. We provide bikes, snacks, lunch, water bottles and waterproof clothing.

Contact Lizzie for times and locations.

Women and children swim sessions

This swimming group is a space for New Scots women and children to practise swimming and play. Lifeguards will be present, but adults must supervise their own children. Please note: These are not swimming lessons with tuition.

Contact Lizzie for times and locations.

Living Well Lunch Club – Online

The Living Well Lunch Club is a weekly online group for New Scots to explore health and wellbeing topics together. For example, the group may discuss nature, gratitude, stress, kindness, food, storytelling, comfort zones and growth. Everyone is welcome, including small children.

The group will restart online after the summer.

Activities to be announced

We will announce the dates and times for the following activities soon:

  • Mindfulness and community picnics


For more information about our Health and Wellbeing programme, please email [email protected]

Health and Wellbeing at The Welcoming – Announcement
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