Support in Mind Scotland - Stranraer

•Resource Centre – here 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 activities within the centre, such as cooking, basic computer sessions, but we also encourage people to get involved with what’s going on in the community including swimming, walking and gym sessions.

•Carers Support Group - 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, no referral is necessary.
•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 our Work Group (registered with and approved by Jobcentre Plus), where they work on building a CV; looking for work; applying for jobs, training or education; building up interview skills; access universal job match; use the Internet to search for employment and work on coping skills in the workplace.

For those who are not yet ready to go into employment, there is a MAST Group (Multi Agency Support Team) where people from our organisation and partner organisations work together to gain an SVQ level 3 or 4. They also use ILA grants to access college courses and 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.
•Outreach and Housing Support Service– we provide a one to one service for people needing support to carry out everyday tasks or maintain their tenancy. 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.

Contact Details:
Thistle Street,
DG9 7HU.
Telephone: 01776 706348

Email: [email protected]

Opening times vary, please contact us for details

View the September/October 2017 edition of the Stranraer Newsletter by clicking the PDF link below:

September and October_newsletter_2017.pdf