Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Mental Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is about how we think and feel. Good mental health and wellbeing helps us enjoy life and cope well with life’s challenges.

Our mental health and wellbeing goes up and down. It can be affected by life events including work stress or problems with family or friends.
It is normal to feel happy when something good happens, feel angry or sad when something bad happens, or to be scared or anxious if something is worrying you. Part of keeping good mental health is being aware of the difference between your normal emotions and feelings, and those that you may need extra support with for example major life events

Its okay not to be okay, and sometimes a little extra support can make a difference. See below a range of options to help you

Psychology 1-1 Staff Support

The Staff Psychological Services team is here to ensure that staff can access support to help optimise their wellbeing and to help teams enhance their functioning through 1-1 short term or long term support.

To access brief guided self-help
Email: dg.mhstaffsupport@nhs.scot 
Phone: 01387 241 303

To access psychological therapy and longer term input
Email: dg.gp-psychology-service@nhs.scot

Spiritual Care


Spiritual Care is available to all staff. Chaplains provide a compassionate, non-judgmental presence to people of all faiths and no faith. Chaplains can provide support around stress management, burnout, personal or family problems, work challenges, grief, and, of course, spiritual concerns. GLBTQ+ safe space.

Contact via the switchboard : 01387 246246

Grief and Loss


Most people experience grief when they lose something or someone important to them. If these feelings are affecting your life, there are things you can try that may help as well as advice and support available

Prevent Suicide D&G App

An app with local organisation details, information and a space to develp a safety plan

Download the App:



SilverCloud is a completely confidential internet-based system that provides tailored programs to support with mental health using different types of easy to use, interactive content and tools. Will help to learn new ways to approach challenges. Designed to be flexible and fit with your schedule

Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.

A smart phone based app that provides help to symptoms of worry and anxiety using CBT techniques, voice and animation

Trauma Informed Practice

A framework to reduce the effects of trauma through training, awareness and responsive support and environments.