Support in Mind Scotland’s multi award-winning Life Skills Project in Dumfries provides opportunities for personal development and employability skills improvement, through a combination of group work and 1:1 support for adults who are affected by mental health issues.

Activities are aimed at improving, or in many cases rediscovering skills that allow those taking part to lead a more active and worthwhile role in society. A range of employability skills are embedded into activities that allow people to be creative and imaginative, as well as having some fun along the way.

Tasks which encourage the use of these skills are all part of the group sessions, which range from art, crafts, sewing, digital photography, creative writing and IT based activities, through to discussion groups, driving test theory and literacy and numeracy. With all of these activities, strenuous efforts are always made to produce a tangible ‘outcome’. Many of these outcomes are then sold through the Project shop which is in the same building.

What We Offer

Group Work, including:

  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Art
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Yoga
  • Music

 1:1 Work, including:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Basic IT
  • Job search
  • CV writing
  • Application form practice
  • Interview skills
  • Support to find employment (voluntary or paid)
  • Support to go to College

Employability Skills:

  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Expressing Ideas and Opinions
  • Being Assertive
  • Communication (eg. Letting us know if you’re not coming in)
  • Planning and Organising
  • Punctuality
  • Working to deadlines
  • Regular and consistent attendance
  • The ability to learn new skills
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Being literate and numerate
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • The ability to get on with others, even those you may not like
  • Giving and receiving constructive criticism
  • Accepting responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Helping and showing consideration to others
  • Motivating others 

This service runs through our Munches Street site:

28 Munches Street
Dumfries
DG1 1ET
Tel: 01387 255072