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Dumfries and Galloway Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP)

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Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service

Independent Adult Advocacy Service in Dumfries and Galloway, offering a free, confidential and personal independent advocacy.

SFAD – Sudden & Unexplained Deaths

If you have lost someone who used alcohol or drugs, our bereavement service is here to support you. We can chat and offer some advice and information. We also can put you in touch with an accredited counsellor who is local to you. Our service is free and is available across Scotland


Chat directly with a bereavement counsellor about how you’re feeling.

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9.30am – 8pm
Weekends 10am – 2pm

Apex Scotland

Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer.

Families Outside

The only national charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment

Aberlour Family Outreach


  • Intensive Family Support
  • Families2Gether
  • Smarter2Gether
  • Communities2Gether

Carers Centre – Dumfries and Galloway

The Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre provide information, advice and support to anyone who cares for a relative or friend. They also aim to raise awareness of the needs of carers ad the contribution the make to care in the community.

Social Work

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Phone: 030 33 33 3001

For help outside normal working hours
Phone: 01387 273660

National Drug and Alcohol Support

Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues.

Know the Score

Whether you’ve taken drugs, are thinking of taking them, or are just curious and want to know more, it’s important to know the real facts about drugs

SFAD - Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs

SFAD support families and friends across Scotland who are affected by someone else’s alcohol or drugs use

UK Smart Recovery

Helping individuals recover from any addictive behaviour and lead meaningful & satisfying lives; using a science-based therapeutic programme of training

Scottish Recovery Consortium

Scottish Recovery Consortium supports, represents and connects recovery across Scotland

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help.

Narcotics Anonymous

NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem

Families Anonymous

A world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems.

Cocaine Anonymous

CA is a Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and helps others recover from their addiction.

Polish Speaking AA Helpline - AA Punkt Informacyjno Kontaktowy

MASZ PROBLEM Z PICIEM? Anonimowi Alkoholicy mogą ci pomóc zadzwoń lub napisz

Physical and Mental Health

NHS 24

Dial NHS 24 on ‘111’ for urgent care advice day or night and health and dental support when your GP practice or dentist is closed.

NHS Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS)

A nurse led team and part of the community mental health services in Dumfries and Galloway. Provides a 24-hour service working every day of the year.

Support in Mind Scotland

Offers support for people experiencing mental illness and for their families and friends who care for them


If something’s troubling you, contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Breathing Space

Confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety.

Sexual Health D&G

All methods of contraception discussed and supplied free of charge

Condoms, dams and lube

Emergency contraception up to 120 hours

Pregnancy testing and termination referral

Psychosexual counselling

STI testing and treatment

Adult Support and Protection

Adults can be as much at risk from harm as children. Don’t keep it to yourself if you’re worried or your instincts tell you something isn’t right.

To report a concern about a vulnerable adult:

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Phone: 030 33 33 3001

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

Dumfriesshire and Stewartry Women’s Aid

A charitable organisation for women and children whose lives have been affected by Domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can be shown in many forms such as physical, emotional, sexual and financial.  Women can self-refer or can be referred by another agency. You do not have to have children to receive support from us. You do not need an appointment.

Wigtownshire Women’s Aid

A confidential service that provides information, support and temporary safe accommodation for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Dumfries & Galloway Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Dumfries and Galloway Rape Crisis & Sexual abuse Support Centre provides free and confidential information, advocacy and support to anyone (age 12 and over) in Dumfries and Galloway affected by any form of sexual violence.

They welcome survivors of sexual violence and their non-abusing friends, partners and families

National Domestic Abuse & Forced Marriage Helpline Scotland

The Helpline continually strives to meet the needs of all individuals and to reach into communities by offering a 24 hour Phone service to anyone affected by domestic abuse and/or forced marriage. We welcome your call and acknowledge and respect the fact that victims of abuse can be any age, from any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, geographical area or isolated by language.

Rape & Sexual Assault

Phone 0800 148 88 88 if you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted in the last 7 days.

You can phone the sexual assault self-referral phone service any time 24/7. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

More info:

If it happened more than 7 days ago –

If you’re under 16 –

Respect Men’s Advice Line – Domestic Violence Support

Man Kind – Domestic Violence Support

Adult Support and Protection

Adults can be as much at risk from harm as children. Don’t keep it to yourself if you’re worried or your instincts tell you something isn’t right.

To report a concern about a vulnerable adult:

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Phone: 030 33 33 3001

Young People

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS is a multi-disciplinary team, offering a community based service throughout Dumfries & Galloway, to children, young people up to the age of 18 years old, who may be struggling with their mental well-being which is significantly impacting on their day to day life.

CAMHS also offer early intervention to families as well as consultation, joint work and training to other services.

Youth Work Dumfries and Galloway

The Youth Work Service works with young people aged 12-25 to provide a range of universal and targeted opportunities across Dumfries and Galloway for young people to get involved in.


Helpline for children and young people who are distressed, in trouble or in danger.


A website for young people who are concerned about or may be affected by another person’s drinking.


Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.

Child Protection

It’s everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children are safe.

To report concerns about a child or young person:

Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm
Phone: 030 33 33 3001

Financial Worries

National Debtline

Confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

Dumfries and Galloway Council – Cost of Living


Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus

LGBT Plus aims to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual and others questioning or expressing their gender identity and sexuality (otherwise known as LGBT Plus), their families, friends, supporters and allies across Dumfries and Galloway.

LGBT Youth Scotland

Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.

LGBT Helpline Scotland