skip to Main Content

Volunteering is a GREAT way to GET INVOLVED with us, and support us. Not only that, it is well known that volunteers get much out of helping – they feel like they really make a difference and contribute to their own wellbeing.

More about Volunteering

It’s easy to support us by organising your own activity or get together with friends. Taking on a personal challenge is another brilliant way to support Dorset Mind – plus we think it feels great too!

More about Fundraising

Please help support us by making a donation

How to Donate

Coronavirus update:

 At Dorset Mind, we’re taking the Coronavirus pandemic incredibly seriously and know that it has caused
high levels of anxiety amongst the public and our own staff, volunteers and participants.

Our existing services have all been replaced by telephone or video meetings until further notice.
See here for our timetable of support, some times have changed.
Please DO NOT attend any groups or 1-2-1 support in person, unless you’ve been directed to
.

** Please note our phones are not being constantly manned, but we are able to pick up messages during our phased return.
Alternately, please email us while we are working from home**

Dorset Mind Works offer a programme of support for workplaces that can be delivered online.

We shape futures and change lives

We are Dorset Mind; a pioneering local charity that has been supporting local people with mental health challenges since 1946.
We educate, challenge mental health stigma and inequality, and promote recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.
Our 1-2-1 and group support services help people regain social skills, confidence and self-esteem. We also deliver educational
wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of our organisation.

Please note we are not a crisis service. 

More about what we do



Are you looking for help?

One-to-one Support

We are here to listen, to support and to help you. We deliver a range of one-to-one support, including Active Monitoring (CBT-coaching), Befriending, Counselling and Mentoring.

One-to-one Support

Group Support

We offer peer-support talking groups, activity-based groups and social prescription gardening groups.
All are led by a facilitator and are safe and
non-judgemental
.

About Group Support

Befriending

Our professional Befriending Service provides one-to-one support across Dorset via telephone or online. Befrienders help people develop positive mental wellbeing and reduce isolation.

About Befriending

Eco-therapy

Our social prescription wellbeing service supports people to develop positive mental health through gardening at our Dorchester allotment.

About The GAP Project

Young People

‘Dorset Mind Your Head’ (‘DMYH’) is a Dorset-wide programme that aims to help young people, parents and teachers to be as mentally healthy as possible.

About DMYH

Self Care Resources

Read about the Five Ways to Wellbeing and check out our favourite apps, books and media resources to help manage
your wellbeing.

Self Care Resources

Workplace Training

Dorset Mind Works is a holistic workplace programme that supports employers and employees with their mental health to create an open and honest culture.

Our Training 

'If you will, we can'

Leave a gift in your will for Dorset Mind,
so that we can plan ahead confidently
and develop support
for future generations.

Leave a Gift

Join our mailing list

Receive updates about our services and campaigns

Our Campaigns & Events

Move Your Mind - January 2021

Join us in January and get active every day for 30 minutes – and help us raise vital funds.

Register for FREE!

 

 

Jump out of a plane for us!

Join us and GoSkydive to tick-off this bucket-list activity! Choose your date, subject to restrictions.

Find out more here

London Vitality 10k - 2021

Race a spectacular route, from The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Secure your place NOW – Date TBC.

Find out more here

 

The Jurassic Coast Challenge!

Join 2,000 adventurers of all experience & ages to Walk, Jog or Run the spectacular Jurassic Coast.

Find out more here


Latest News


Who we work with

Please support our work

We couldn't do what we do without support from people like you. With your help, we
can be there for everyone who needs us.

Make a donation today

Back To Top