Community Mental Health Nursing Team

The Community Mental Health Nursing Team is a specialist team of nurses and healthcare support workers who have in-depth training, experience and understanding of mental health difficulties.

The service is for adults age 18 + who have mental health problems.

What We Do

  • Assess, treat and monitor mental ill health
  • Offer a variety of therapeutic interventions to help people overcome their difficulties
  • Promote good health
  • Refer for hospital admission if required

We also work closely with other professionals, including:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Crisis Assessment Team (CATS)
  • Psychology
  • Dementia Link Worker
  • Social Work
  • IDEAS team
  • Eating disorder team
  • Specialist drug and alcohol team
  • Third sector agencies

Sources for Additional Support

Breathing Space offers free and confidential advice for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety, whatever the cause.

Contact details – Telephone free on 0800838587
Opening hours are 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Thursday and 6pm Friday to 6 am Monday

Website: www.breathingspace.scot

Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair. They can be contacted free of charge on 116 123.

Website: www.samaritans.org

How you can get in touch

Should you require referral to our service, please discuss this with your GP, who can refer on to our service in the first instance.

The community mental health nursing teams operate Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

There are a number of community mental health nursing teams across Dumfries and Galloway, see contact details;

Dumfries and Nithsdale

The Dumfries and the Nithsdale community mental health services are based at Crichton Hall in Dumfries and operate Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

You can contact us at:

1st Floor East
Mountainhall Treatment Centre,
Bankend Road,
Dumfries,
DG1 4AP

Telephone:

Adult Team
01387 244442/3

Older Adult Team
01387 244428

Annandale and Eskdale

The Annandale and Eskdale community mental health service based in Annan operates Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

You can contact us at:

Howgill Centre
Stapleton Road
Annan
DG12 6JP
Tel: 01461 633291

The Samaritans

Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

They can be contacted free of charge on 116 123.

Website: www.samaritans.org

Stewartry

The Stewartry community mental health service based in Castle Douglas and operate Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

You can contact us at:

Stewartry Community Mental Health Nursing Team
Garden Hill Primary Care Centre
Garden Hill Road
Castle Douglas
DG7 3EE

Tel: 01556 505721

Wigtownshire

The Wigtownshire community mental health service based in Stranraer operates:

Monday to Friday 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (please leave message on answer machine which is checked by staff regularly)

Public Holidays – No local service available.  Contact Dumfries Crisis Team on 01387 246246

You can contact us at:

Innistaigh
Dalrymple Street
Stranraer
DG9 7EH
Tel:
Adult Team
01776 707806

Older Adult Team
01776 707807

Breathing Space

Offers free and confidential advice for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety, whatever the cause.

Contact details – Telephone free on 0800 838 587

Opening hours are 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday to Thursday and 6pm Friday to 6 am Monday

Website: www.breathingspace.scot