‘Dorset Mind Your Head’

Dorset Mind Youth Services
There are currently VERY FEW youth services specifically designed to support Young People’s mental health in Dorset. 

UK research says that 1 in 10 young people are in desperate need of help. Our research tells us this number is higher.

What are we doing about it?

In order to support young people aged 11 to 25 in the local area with mental health problems we are developing a number of education programmes and support options across Dorset.

How much will it cost?

We estimate the cost of setting up these services and running them for up to three years to be in excess of £330,000.

‘Dorset Mind Your Head’ will include:

  • Awareness raising campaigns in schools: so that having a conversation about mental health is normal and easy
  • Education Programmes in schools: so that students know what is good mental health and what isn’t, how to build resilience and stay mentally health and what to do when difficulties arise
  • Drop-in sessions in schools: to answer difficult questions and signpost to the right support
  • Befriending: 1-2-1 help to build resilience, reduce isolation and empower students really struggling
  • Counselling: 1-2-1 help to deal with difficulties
  • Telephone / email signposting: to make sure students get help from the right places
  • On-line forums: to provide a safe place to talk about mental health
  • Ambassadors: to train and support role models for good mental health and recovery from difficulties

**UPDATE: We plan to launch befriending and counselling by the end of 2017 – thank you to everyone who has helped us get there**

Please help us provide this important mental health education and support for young people by fundraising, volunteering with us or supporting us with grants.

How you can support the ‘Dorset Mind Your Head’ Youth Services appeal

To support our appeal, please visit justgiving.com/dorset-mind/youthservices or click here to see other ways to support us.

Make a difference today.  You can text  DMYS11 £10  to  70070  to donate £10 (or different amount) to Dorset Mind Youth Services.  JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Raised £25000

Click here for the Dorset Mind Young People’s Services leaflet

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