How can we help?

Relationship support is vital for everyone in society. Whether married, single, living together, in civil partnerships, divorced or separated, people’s lives are defined and enriched by their relationships with others. We support the Scottish Government by trying to ensure that through supporting relationships, individuals, couples and families can develop their own solution to the problems they may face in their relationships with others to improve their wellbeing, mental health and happiness.


Counselling can help you recognise the effects other people and their actions are having on you and to explore alternative ways of coping.

Family Mediation

We support parents and children through family change and disruption as a result of separation, divorce or family restructuring.

Child Contact

Parents going through a tough divorce or separation can find it too difficult to see each other, so children need a safe, welcoming place to spend time with their non-resident parent.

Family Support

Relationships between all family members can come under strain at various times for a number of reasons. We can help across the generations.

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Welcome to our website, we hope you find our website helpful and informative. If you would like to contact us please click on the button below or call us direct on 01387 251 245.

Our Office

11 Nith Avenue

t: 01387 251245

Office Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm
Evening appointments may be available by arrangement only.

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Scottish Charity Number SCO38795

Latest News

Carers Week 6th – 12th June 2022

Relationships Scotland Dumfries and Galloway are part of a new Carers Hub that is opening at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary during Carers Week 2022

Family Mediation – involving other family members

Family Mediation provided by Relationships Scotland is typically between two parents who live apart and want to discuss the care arrangements for their child or children.  The context is separation, divorce or family re-structuring or perhaps the parents were not together as a couple when the child was born.

Sometimes it can be helpful for other family members to be involved in the mediation process.  This might be grandparents, new partners or step parents who are also involved in the care of the child, or it might be that an older child or young person wants to discuss the issues they have with the adult in mediation themselves.