Health and Wellbeing

Find information about how you can maintain and enhance your mental wellbeing as the cost of living continues to increase.

DG Doing More

DG Doing More is all about finding practical ways for the people of Dumfries and Galloway to move a bit more as part of their everyday lives. Finding time to be physically active can be difficult.

Find out more about moving more as part of your daily routine >>

Discounted Leisure Membership

If you're a student, are in receipt of certain benefits, are disabled or are an armed forces veteran, you can get access to a host of Dumfries and Galloway Council leisure facilities and classes for just £13.30 a month.

Find out more about getting a Club Active membership >>

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Find out more information on the health services provided by NHS Dumfries & Galloway.

Visit NHS Dumfries and Galloway for more information >>

Health and wellbeing services

Working with partners across the whole system, the NHS and Health and Social Care Partnership has an important role to play in developing local strategies to tackle the root causes of poor health.

Find a Health and Wellbeing service near you >>

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation's information and advice is based on evidence and the lived experiences of real people. Find out how to look after your mental health and help prevent mental ill health from developing.

Explore mental health >>

Request help with social care

Support is available from Dumfries and Galloway Council's Social Work department if you're an older person, have a disability or are ill and having problems with day-to-day life but want to remain independent.

You can apply for help using the Supported Self-Assessment form, or you can call on 030 33 33 3001 or visit a social work office.

Find out what help is available and how to apply >>

Sensory Support Team

Dumfries and Galloway Council Sensory Support Team offers support to people of all ages who have hearing loss, or sight loss, or both. The team supports children and adults and their families/carers to help maintain safety, or regain independence and quality of life.

Find out more about the Sensory Support Service >>

Support for carers and young carers

A carer is "a person of any age who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who cannot manage to live independently without the Carers help due to frailty, illness, disability or addiction."

If you're a carer, you can find information, advice and support by contacting Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre.

Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre >>

Young Carers Project

If you're between 7 and 18 years old and look after someone, you can find information and support for any problems you have as well as having fun with other young carers by contacting the Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre.

Young Carers Project >>

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people and develop new friendships, in an enjoyable and, sometimes, social activity. You are contributing to your community or a cause you support or admire, giving satisfaction that you are making a difference.

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway can help you start your volunteering journey >>

DGLocator

Organisations and charities across Dumfries and Galloway have services that can help people with the cost-of-living increases .  Download the free DGLocator mobile app or access its website to easily search services available.

Apple download: https://apple.co/3BbTNs8
Android download: https://bit.ly/dglocatorandroid

or visit: https://dglocator.org.uk/
 


National Support

Breathing Space

Phone 0800 83 85 87 for free, confidential advice. The helpline is open Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 2am and on weekends from Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.

Go to the Breathing Space website >>

Local groups and activities

You can find services, groups and activities for health and wellbeing in your area through the ALISS website.

Find local support in your area >>

Mind to Mind

If you're feeling anxious, stressed, or low, you'll find lots of suggestions here to help with your mental wellbeing.

Go to the Mind to Mind website >>

Mental health and money toolkit

This toolkit offers practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

Go to the Mental health and money toolkit website >>

Mental health at work

Employers of any size can get information on how to support their employees' mental health and wellbeing.

Go to the Healthy Working Lives website >>

NHS 24 mental health hub

Phone 111 for urgent mental health advice and support. The service is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Read more about NHS 24 mental health services >>

NHS Inform - national health information for anyone in Scotland

Health information that anyone living in or visiting Scotland can trust.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/

Samaritans

Phone 116 123 if you're in emotional distress or at risk of suicide. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Go to the Samaritans website >>

Young Scot Cost Crisis guide

A guide for young people to explain the cost-of-living increases and give advice on money, energy and mental health support.

Go to the Young Scot Cost Crisis website >>

Young Scot Aye Feel

Young people can get advice on emotional wellbeing, mental health and organisations who can support them.

Go to the Aye Feel website >>