Mind Blue Light Wellbeing Groups and Counselling

Mind Blue Light Services

Mind’s independent research shows that members of the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to seek support.

We’re excited to announce that from February 2019 we will offer counselling and fortnightly Wellbeing Groups for Blue Light Service Personnel across Dorset (Gillingham, Poole and Weymouth). These services are for all ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue personnel and volunteers too.

Wellbeing Groups

Gillingham:

When: First and third Tuesday of each month
Where: Gillingham Town Council, Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham. SP8 4QR.
Time: 7-9pm.
Starts: Tues 2nd April 2019.

Poole:

When: First and Third Monday of each month
Where: The Spire, Community Room 2, High Street, Poole. BH15 1DF.
Time: 7-9pm. Please note the first session starts at 7:30-9:30pm
Starts: 4th March 2019.

Weymouth:

When: Second and Fourth Thursday of each month (Please note that our session on the 23rd of May is cancelled)
Where: St Aldheims Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth. DT3 5EW.
Time: 7-9pm.
Starts: 28th February 2019.

 

To self-refer to any of these groups, please email: mbl@dorsetmind.uk

Counselling

We will offer short to medium term counselling (6-18 sessions) for all Blue Light personnel and volunteers. More details to follow.

To self-refer for counselling, please email: mbl@dorsetmind.uk

Mind Blue Light Infoline

Need advice on your mental health or wellbeing? Call, email or text the confidential Blue Light Infoline. It’s just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families. Mind’s trained advisors provide understanding, information and signposting to local support services.

You can contact the Infoline in the following ways:

  • 0300 303 5999 (local rates)
  • bluelightinfo@mind.org.uk
  • Text: 84999