East Dorset Support Groups
Open to anyone experiencing mental health problems, and their support workers. The group aims to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment in which everyone feels supported, encouraged and stimulated.
When: Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 2pm to 4pm
Where: Bournemouth Trinity Methodist Church
Carers in Mind is a monthly support group to help carers take a break from caring and focus on self-care. It provides an opportunity to gain support through talking to people who have similar experiences.
When: One Monday afternoon monthly, from 12pm to 2pm – see information for dates
Where: CAMHS Poole (upstairs in the Community Health Clinic Dorset)
Panacea in Mind is a support service for people suffering from anxiety conditions, including Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder. It’s also for related conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
When: Every other Wednesday from 10.30 to 12.30pm, The evening group meets once a month (see timetable OR events calendar for dates) on Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Where: Moordown Community Centre
Wellbeing in Mind is a fortnightly peer Support group for anyone aged 18 or over who wants to be mentally healthy. The group’s focus is to educate people about common mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression, how to spot the signs and symptoms as well as finding helpful ways of coping and improving them. Each two-hour session can be attended on a drop-in basis and each person is encouraged to participate as much or as little as they would like.
When: First Tuesday of every month (from 7 – 9pm)
Where: Verwood Community Resource Centre
Women in Mind provides a safe, secure and understanding environment in which women with mental health problems can support each other.
When: Wednesdays 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.
Where: Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park
MindOut is a safe, confidential and accepting space for LGB and Trans people experiencing mental health issues and offers recovery-based peer and staff support.
When: Thursdays, between 1pm – 3.30pm
Where: 24 Lorne Park Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JL