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Dumfries and Galloway Mental Health Association Outreach Services

Last updated: 10th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Mental Health
  • Other
  • Personal Development

Aim/Purpose:

To provide the best possible support, in the best way we are able, to adults with Mental health conditions across Dumfries and Galloway, we will enable those we support to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives as part of their local communities whilst they are treated with dignity, respect following a person-centred approach. In the future, we hope that no one will have to battle mental illness alone. Our goal is to provide people with transformational assistance, making sure that everyone may get the help they require when they need it and in a manner that suits them best.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • Middle-aged adult (36-55), Older adult (56 and older), Young adult (18-35)

Assessment/referral process:

  • Health professional, Self-referral, Social work

Referral via email.

Contact information:

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Further Information:

Outreach teams offer support to adults with a wide range of mental health issues in the comfort of their own home or to gain access to the community. We provide reliable, consistent, and flexible person centred support. Our services offer personalised support packages based on individual evaluation. We work in partnership with the local Community Mental Health Team, Social Work Department and liaise with other agencies. At the moment we support many individuals, covering Dumfries (Annan, Lockerbie, Lochmaben and Eastriggs), Stranraer and Castle Douglas. The outreach service is forever growing and employs support workers to offer support socially and emotionally. All employees receive specialised training and guidance. We take the time to get to know every one of our residents and learn about their personal histories and values. Each resident has a designated key worker who assists in creating their own individualised care.