Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Our Vision:

"Children, young people and their families will receive
the right help, at the right time, from the right person to
manage their own mental health."

Mental Health Information for:

Young People

Parents and Carers


Mental Health is a Spectrum

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every age and stage of our life, in childhood, adolescence and adulthood!

Every day of our lives, we are all somewhere on this spectrum, this will look and feel different for each person.





Adapted from the Centre for Mental Health 2021 

Local Services and Support

There are many local services that help and support young people with their mental health and wellbeing needs. For some young people, further specialist support from CAMHS is needed.

School Nursing Service who provide health and wellbeing support to children and young people aged 5-18 years. 

Low Level Mental Health Support in Schools, youth information workers provide counselling within schools across Dumfries & Galloway to support young people from P6 – S6.

Educational Psychology Service; our role is to apply psychology and research evidence to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for all children and young people.

Barnardo’s Hear4U Advocacy Support in Schools Service this gives children and young people the opportunity to speak to someone independent about their worries or uncertainties so that they can get some support on how to overcome them in a positive way.

Youth Work Services Live Blether Chat: you can chat to a youth worker online about anything that is on your mind or bothering you.

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