Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

National Resources

Wellbeing Hub Scotland offers a range of support and advice resources for people working in health and  social care

Breathing Space is a free confidential service for people in Scotland. It  provides a confidential phone line for anyone over 16 who may be feeling low, anxious or depressed.  Webchat is also available.

Telephone 0800 83 85 87

Visit https://breathingspace.scot/ 

Living Life provides telephone based sessions based on cognitive based therapy and also available.

Telephone 0800 328 9655 (Monday to Friday: 1pm – 9pm).

Visit: https://breathingspace.scot/living-life/

A 24 hour confidential free helpline where a volunteer will listen whilst you talk.  Samaritans can provide listening support with a range of issues, and signpost for specialist advice

Telephone 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org


National website clearyourhead.scot provides a range of tips and tools to maintain mental wellbeing

Coaching for Wellbeing is a free service that was launched in May 2020 to provide tailored support to staff working in health, social work and social care.

It offers you a safe, confidential space to reflect on what is going on for you right now, and why you feel the way you do.. You can discuss any issues that you are currently facing and finding challenging, professional as well as personal; and be supported to develop strategies to cope with these situations, as well as ways to adapt to and learn from them. If you lead others, you can use this space to explore how you can support the wellbeing of your team.  

You will be matched with a coach who you will work together with as much or as little structure as you wish. You will receive two hours free coaching online and you have the flexibility to use this time the way that suits you best.

The National Wellbeing Hub services include: Counselling, Space to talk – personal and professional, How to lead and support others, Building resilience and Improve your wellbeing 

For more information and to register for this service visit

Download the Information Pack