Wigtownshire Public Health Improvement Team


Their services include:

1. A 12 week programme (2 hours per week) for people of all ages and abilities who are living with chronic, long term conditions.

The Programme includes:

• An introduction to services that can give you tips and explain how and when they can help

• An exercise programme which is designed to improve your balance and strength and help prevent falls

• A cuppa and a chat

2. Support and encouragement to individuals to help them keep on track with their health goals, such as:

• Physical Activity

• Nutrition

• Smoking

• Alcohol

• Mental Health

3. A free confidential and personal health and wellbeing plan to anyone 16 years and over to help them:

• Feel better about themselves

• Be more active

• Set realistic goals

• Eat healthier

• Develop new skills

• Connect with their community

• Build new relationships

4. Arrange access to anyone aged 65+ or with a long term condition to Digital Services to help manage their long term health conditions, such as:

• Using a medical reminder service via text messages

• Using digital health monitoring devices linked to 24 hour support

• Having a video appointment with a health professional to save travelling

1. Support for individuals to develop their digital skills in:

• a group setting or

• on a 1 to 1 basis

5. By working with a variety of individuals, groups, communities and organisations they can:

• Help communities identify needs

• Support the development of projects aimed at improving the health & wellbeing of people in Wigtownshire

• Help individuals improve their health and wellbeing and reduce isolation, especially those with low mood, depression and anxiety, by accessing local opportunities such as:

• groups like: Support Groups for Health Conditions, Youth Groups, Social Groups

• organisations for Disability, Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs

• activities like: Boccia & New Age Curling, IT Support, Arts and Crafts, Physical Activity, Dancing, Tai Chi, Gardening, Walking, African Drumming

• opportunities for volunteering within the NHS or other partner organisations

Services Offered

  • Advice & Support
  • Alcohol Misuse
  • Diabetes
  • Drop In
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Older Adults
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Volunteering
adapted toilets
disabled parking
guide dogs welcome
wheelchair access
assistance dog welcome
ground floor level

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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Last Updated: 21/06/2023

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