Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) & ISSU 18 Young People’s Substance Service) are trying to limit the spread of COVID-19 by not seeing people in clinic’s.

We are open and are continuing to do our best to ensure that all children and young people get the care they need, by offering Virtual Appointments via: NHS Near Me and or Telephone Appointments.

If after speaking to you by NHS Near Me or on the telephone, we agree that you need to be seen face to face, we would then arrange this.

If a Parent/Carer or Professional’s have an Enquiry about a child/young person, please call CAMHS -Monday to Friday -10am-4pm on 01387 244662 to speak to a Clinician.

A Parent/Carer or a Young Person can make a Self Referral to CAMHS or ISSU 18, either by calling 01387 244662 or by sending an email to: to get a Self Referral Form.

Within the NHS Dumfries & Galloway website, their is a section dedicated to Mental Health & Winter Wellbeing – you can access Self Care Information booklets aimed at young people and parent/carers, see the link below:

For other National Helplines and websites:

Free Young Minds Crisis Messenger 24/7 support across the UK – text YM or SHOUT to 85258

Young Minds Parents Helpline – Monday-Friday 9.30am-4pm on 0808 802 5544

Childline – 0800 1111 –

Beat – Eating Disorder – Youth Line – 0808 801 0711- (Open 365 days, 4pm-10pm) –

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