• Resource Centre – at our new base in the Millennium Centre (George Street) we provide a safe environment for people to receive advice and talk about issues that are affecting them as well as being able to participate in activities and socialise with people in a similar situation to themselves. We facilitate numerous regular activities within the centre, such as cooking, basic computer sessions Tai Chi and a men’s group, but we also encourage people to get involved with what’s going on in the community including day trips, local outings, swimming, walking and gym sessions. We accept referrals from the Community Mental Health Teams and other allied health professionals, including referrals from Social Work.
  • Carers Support Group - Lorraine Agnew is the Carers Support for the West of Dumfries and Galloway.  Support is provided for family members who care for someone with mental illness.  Group Support meetings are facilitated in Stranraer and Newton Stewart on a monthly basis with one to one appointments available on request. This is a regular group for people who support someone who is experiencing mental ill health. The group meet to talk to others in similar situations to themselves and receive staff support, information about services and events in the local area and further afield. They also participate in consultations relating to mental health and carers legislation. One to one support is also available should anyone require this. The group is open to anyone supporting someone affected by mental ill health. A self-referral is required for this service. 

• Employability Service – this service provides support for people who are in employment (supported, paid or voluntary), training, education or are working towards any of these. As well as one to one and group support, service users are supported to attend appointments with DWP, CAB and FIAT.

For those who are not yet ready to go into employment, there is a group for people wanting to gain an SVQ qualification, learn some life skills or apply for ITA grants to access college courses and to attend short courses in local libraries.

For those already in employment, regulations state that if a person is in supported employment, they can only continue this for more than 12 months if they are supported by a third sector organisation. We act as this organisation. We accept referrals from the Community Mental Health Teams and other allied health professionals, including referrals from Social Work.


• Outreach Service– we provide a one to one service for people needing support to carry out everyday tasks and continue to live independently. This support includes emotional, social and practical support. Examples are menu planning, shopping, organising bills and finances, support to organise and attend appointments, developing skills, maintaining mental and physical health and wellbeing. We accept referrals from the Community Mental Health Teams and other allied health professionals, including referrals from Social Work.

Contact Details:

Millennium Centre, 75 George Street, Stranraer DG9 7JP


Telephone: 01776 706348


Email: [email protected]


Opening times vary, please contact us for details