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.
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.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Find out more information on the health services provided by NHS Dumfries & Galloway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
or visit: https://dglocator.org.uk/
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.
Local groups and activities
You can find services, groups and activities for health and wellbeing in your area through the ALISS website.
Mind to Mind
If you're feeling anxious, stressed, or low, you'll find lots of suggestions here to help with your mental wellbeing.
Mental health and money toolkit
This toolkit offers practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.
Mental health at work
Employers of any size can get information on how to support their employees' mental health and wellbeing.
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.
NHS Inform - national health information for anyone in Scotland
Health information that anyone living in or visiting Scotland can trust.
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.
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.
Young Scot Aye Feel
Young people can get advice on emotional wellbeing, mental health and organisations who can support them.