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Dumfries and Galloway

Change Mental Health works across Dumfries and Galloway to ensure we are reaching people affected by mental illness and those in the remotest areas of the region

We are active from one side of Dumfries and Galloway to the other. We work closely with communities to deliver mental health support to ensure that no one is left behind in some of the most rural areas of the region.

We run resource centres in Dumfries, Annan, Castle Douglas, Newton Stewart and Stranraer. These provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental space where people can socialise and complete skills to improve their confidence and wellbeing while taking part in various activities.

These centres are also hubs for our staff to deliver outreach support to people across the region in their own environment and often hard-to-reach rural areas, to enable them to integrate back into their community.

It’s here we also improve the health and wellbeing of carers through Carer Support, who might have poor mental health through supporting someone with a mental illness. We offer access to peer support and signposting to other relevant services in the area through constantly building positive links in the community.

Our Employability service in Dumfries for adults and young people through a combination of one-to-one and group support to provide opportunities for personal development, where we have our own Gift Shop that sells art made by our talented creatives.

Elsewhere, we raise awareness of rural mental health across the region and run a Community Navigator service in Wigtownshire. Through social prescribing, this is truly responsive to the individual and uses early intervention to help prevent future engagement with mental health services by finding practical solutions on social factors that might be impacting them.

We make sure our services in Dumfries and Galloway are resourceful, welcoming and place you at the heart of what we do. We work in and part of communities across the region and enable you to integrate into these when you are ready to move onto the next step in your journey.

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Want to find out more about the support Change Mental Health delivers in Dumfries and Galloway?

Our stories and resources will tell you more about the lived experience of the people we support and work with, our commitment to a person-centred approach, and how you can learn more about mental health conditions and your rights.

If you need further information about the support we deliver in Dumfries and Galloway, along with raising awareness of rural mental health and our Distress Brief Intervention programme, contact us below.

Telephone: 01387 249 513 for East and 01776 706 348 for West
Email: info@changemh.org

“Change Mental Health is a place which helps me with my feelings of isolation, lack of confidence and has given me a sense of purpose. They see me, not my illness.”
– Mo from Dumfries

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