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Media Services

We comment on breaking news and we can also provide information about our latest news and campaigns.

We can also advise how to report mental health responsibly with sensitivity and consideration.

For media queries, please contact Phyllida Swift, PR and Communications Officer at Dorset Mind. You can reach her on 01202-315329 ext. 3 – please note that this number is for media enquiries, marketing, income generation and legacies only.

You can also reach us at pr@dorsetmind.uk

Alternately, our Patron Dr Andy Mayers is able to comment on a range of current mental health issues. Please contact him via the links above.

Further information

Mental health problems can affect anyone: around one in four people will suffer from some form of diagnosable mental health problem during their lifetime. The most common forms of mental health problems are anxiety and depression, but there are many others including bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.  

Dorset Mind is a charity that has supported people in Dorset with mental health difficulties since 1946.  We educate people about mental health, challenge stigma and provide support towards peoples’ wellbeing and recovery.  Although an affiliate of national Mind, we are independent and generate our income. We have an ambitious and varied income strategy that ensures we are funded through various means: community and corporate fundraising, individual donations, charitable trusts and our trading streams that include mental health training.

Our registered charity number is 1108168 and our company number is 5333018.

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