Mental Health, Learning Disability & Psychology Directorate

We aim to provide high quality, safe, effective, recovery focussed and person centred care

Who We Are

 The Mental Health, Learning Disability & Psychology Directorate covers a range of services to people requiring Mental Health care and treatment. These services include:

  • Mental Health Inpatient Services
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Community Rehabilitation Teams
  • Crisis Assessment Treatment Service (CATS)
  • Learning Disability Teams
  • Psychological Services
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Day Hospital
  • Forensic services 

These teams include a variety of health professionals who specialise in a range of mental health therapies.

The Directorate covers the whole of Dumfries & Galloway and is delivered in a number of settings, GP Surgeries, Hospitals and Clinics.

Midpark is one of the most modern and innovative mental health hospitals in the UK.


The directorate incorporates a wide range of different health professionals, this includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Learning Disability Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dietician
  • Administrative staff
  • Healthcare Support workers

Mental Health and Psychological Directorate Organisational Chart

What we do

In patient services are provided in Midpark Hospital in Dumfries, Darataigh in Stranraer and Treastaigh in Annan.

Community based services are provided through the various teams across the region.

  • Assess, treat and monitor mental ill health
  • Assess and treat people who find it difficult to manage behaviour.
  • Refer for hospital admission if required
  • Promote good health
  • Help service users to access mainstream services
  • Offer a variety of therapeutic interventions to help people overcome their difficulties.

We also work closely with our colleagues in social services and voluntary and third sector agencies to support people who have mental ill health.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are managed by the Woman & Children’s Directorate.

How you can get in touch

The General Manager and his team in the Mental Health Directorate are based at:

Queensberry West
Crichton Hall
Glencaple Road

Tel: 01387 244007

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