Wigtownshire Health & Wellbeing Team

The team work with a variety of organisations including education, social services, police, voluntary groups and individuals to develop projects aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of people in Wigtownshire.

The Wigtownshire Health and Wellbeing Team are able to:

  1. Signpost people to a number of groups, activities and organisations within Wigtownshire. These groups include:

•Support groups for health conditions
•Boccia and new age curling
•Opportunities for volunteering
•IT support, arts and crafts
•Dancing, tai chi, gardening, walking
•African drumming
•Youth groups, social groups
•Disability organisations

  1. Offer confidential 1 to 1 support to help individuals think about what they could do to better manage their health and wellbeing

Other projects within the team are:

Community Link
The team provide a 14-week course for people who have a chronic, long term condition which includes
•Information from a wide range of relevant services including therapies, activities and council services.
•An exercise programme designed to improve your balance and strength and help prevent falls
01671 404267

Healthy Connections (Social Prescribing)
Helping you access local opportunities such as exercise or social activity groups to:
•Improve your health and wellbeing, especially for those with low mood, depression and anxiety
•Reduce Isolation
01671 404267

Building Healthy Communities
The team work with local people, agencies and community groups to:
•Deliver a range of health & wellbeing activities and initiatives
•Help people develop new skills
•Encourage and support individuals to become volunteers
Stranraer – 01776 707757
Newton Stewart – 01671 404267

CoH-Sync Project
The project is open to anyone aged 16 years+ and provides individuals with help and support on:
•Physical activity, nutrition
•Smoking, alcohol
•Mental health
01776 707757

The team arrange access to anyone aged 65+ or with a long term condition to:
•Digital services to help manage long term health conditions
•Your own wellbeing plan, supporting you to improve your health and wellbeing.
01776 707757

Services Offered

Advice & Support
Alcohol Misuse
Drop In
Isolation and Loneliness
Older Adults
Sport and Exercise

Opening times

Normal opening times

08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00

Contact details


Newton Stewart Hospital
Stranraer Road
Newton Stewart

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adapted toilets
disabled parking
guide dogs welcome
wheelchair access
assistance dog welcome
ground floor level
Last Updated: 13/11/2020

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