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Adido is committed to harnessing data to take your digital strategy to the next level. The web design and digital marketing company work with companies that are looking to grow by applying data-driven marketing techniques to help deliver commercial results.

Founded by Anthony Tilley, b4b is one of the South’s leading marketing, software and wed design agencies. They provide a range of services, including SEO, social media management, app development, custom e-commerce platforms, and media production. Their headquarters are in Poole, and they also have an office in Poland.

Beryl is the UK’s leading micro-mobility company, and the only #BCorp certified operator. They place people, social responsibility and environmental sustainability at the same level as financial sustainability, and are proud to support Dorset Mind through their Community Champions Initiative. 

The Blackmore Vale is a trusted voice for the northern half of the Dorset community – no tabloid headlines, the digital BV concentrates on honest and in-depth coverage of the biggest local issues, alongside a brilliant team of hugely experienced local columnists. It has established a strong reputation for its luxury design, beautiful photography, the Local Food & Drink, Equestrian and Art sections, and for its unstinting support for both the local small business community and for charity causes. The environmentally-friendly choice, the digital BV is 100% carbon neutral – and always free. The free ‘glossy’ digital magazine that’s a genuine slice of Dorset rural life – entirely online (they’re never printed) and fully interactive, out the first Friday of the month.

Bournemouth 7s Festival is the UK’s favourite sport and music festival welcoming 30,000 people over the late May Bank Holiday each year. By day 400 rugby, netball, dodgeball, hockey and volleyball teams compete in a range of sports tournaments. By night a host of local DJs and live acts perform in 12 themed festival arenas.

Contenders ready! A brand new summer festival of fitness. Contender Fest, a three-day festival which combines fitness challenges and taster classes, with food, entertainment, music and family fun is coming to Bournemouth this summer, with tickets from £8. Taking place at Parley Lane, near Bournemouth Airport, from 10th to 12th September.

CryoLabs is the only cryotherapy facility in the UK (open to the public) that operates professional, clinical quality chambers as those used by professional sports clubs such as the English Premier League Football Clubs and Wales and England Rugby Federations. Unlike other available Cryotherapy Facilities in the UK CryoLabs’ Professional Chambers are capable of operating consistently and continuously at -135C being the proven optimum temperature for therapeutic beneficial use. The improvements in health & wellbeing from cryotherapy are substantial. From the effective treatment of many inflammatory based medical conditions (including depression and anxiety), enhancing the body’s immunity to illness through to providing various anabolic boosts and aiding sleep recovery the benefits of professional cryotherapy treatments are well documented.

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Crowd is a global creative agency based in Bournemouth. Founded in 2012, the agency is incredibly proud of its Dorset roots. It works closely with the BCP Council and The Jurassic Coast Trust, as well as numerous business committees to boost the region overseas. Working with Dorset Mind has already seen the creation of an immersive digital experience to help people escape to the beauty of the Dorset landscape during lockdown.

As official partners Crowd looks forward to even more incredible projects to help boost mental wellbeing across the county.

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Dorset Coast Wills help you prepare for the future and safeguard your loved ones. They believe everyone should be secure in the knowledge that, in the event of unforeseen circumstances, their wishes are followed and loved ones looked after. They are friendly, approachable and committed to making the process of writing your Will, or Lasting Power of Attorney, as smooth and easy as possible. They can also help with Trusts and Estate Planning, Post-Death Assistance and Funeral Planning.

Dorset Coast Wills are members of the Society of Will Writers and adhere to their code of conduct.


The Dorset Food Co was born in 2019 and with over 15 years in the catering & hospitality industry we believe food is at the heart of every celebration and this is true whether we are providing you with an intimate private dining experience in the comfort of your own home, serving fantastic sharing platters to 100 of your nearest and dearest in the fabulous Dorset countryside or supplying hungry festival goers much needed party fuel. Our aim and our only goal is to supply the people of Dorset with fantastic, tasty, wholesome food directly from their own doorstep! Choosing Dorset Mind as our chosen charity was a no brainier and we love being able to support them with their incredible work! 

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Edens Landscapes have been serving the Dorset and Hampshire area with their Quality Garden Maintenance and Landscaping services for over 26 years. Over those years we have grown steadily and now have over 30 team members all dedicated to providing an excellent service to their customers.

E-Motion Fitness Hub is a fitness and wellness facility that helps people to transform their physical, social and mental health by making professional coaching and education around fitness and nutrition simple and accessible, and through creating a supportive wellness communityWe deliver small group personal training programs following the proven principles of strength, conditioning and movement to ensure life changing results. We’ve created a workout environment where people feel engaged and give them a sense of achievement. All sessions are led by E-Motion quality trained coaches.

Hall & Woodhouse was created in 1777 in Dorset and has remained family owned every-since. Each generation of the H&W Family has developed their position within the drinks andhospitality industries and left a strong legacy for the next generation. There are now over 250 pubs within the chain.

The Hall and Woodhouse Visitor Centre is based in Blandford Forum and is the perfect location for a guided tour (restrictions permitting, please check before visiting), where you can explore the history behind the Badger brewery. You can hear first-hand about the craft, expertise and legendary stories behind their characterful produce.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page, or website.

Health-on-Line are one of the fastest growing individual health insurance companies in the UK, looking after their customer’s health since their establishment in 2000. HOL pride themselves on being able to offer their customers health insurance that is not only affordable but is also tailored to suit them which has remained a part of their ethos to this day. Health-on-Line also provides reassurance by being part of the AXA Group, who have been around for nearly 75 years, and paid out £935m in healthcare benefits in 2015.

Health-on-line raised a massive £13,535 over 2 years for us and even though the partnership has ended we are still supporting them through our corporate   training scheme.

Inspire is an independent, award-winning business and tax advisory firm, located in Poole.  We have a talented team of business and tax experts who are passionate about what they do – supporting business owners on their journey. Established in 2004 and proudly based in Dorset since day one, Inspire has deep roots in the local community, we are passionate about giving back and getting involved in local fundraising events and activities.   We are delighted to support Dorset Mind, as one of our local charity partners, chosen by the team for 2021. 

Marketing West is an award-winning marketing agency based in West Dorset, working with a range of businesses, both large and small. With experience working in national media and advertising agencies, they advise and help clients with their marketing strategy, design, social media, traditional media, PR and events.

Meyers Estate Agents is a new breed of Estate Agency designed to find the optimum modern method to achieve the very best results for property sellers. Using experiences gained in various sections of the industry Meyers have created a customer service based model that ensures sellers get the best possible price for their property in the best time. Meyers recently extended into the Verwood and Ringwood areas and have a real passion for helping in their community. Dorset Mind is a charity close to the Directors and in particular Patrick Hester. He aims to raise awareness to local people of Dorset Mind’s efforts and in particular the Verwood Wellbeing Support Group.

Morebus is a bus operator connecting communities in Poole, Bournemouth and Beyond. We also operate the ever popular Purbeck Breezers and the New Forest Tour. We are a large local employer and value the importance of colleague wellbeing and mental health.

Nationwide Building Society is a British mutual financial institution, the seventh largest cooperative financial institution and the largest building society in the world with over 15 million members. It has its headquarters in Swindon, with an office in Threadneedle Street, London, and administration centres based in Bournemouth, Northampton and Glasgow.

New Body Fitness Gyms are based in Bridport and Weymouth, they will work together with Dorset Mind to promote the benefits of fitness for improving mental health and creating a positive mindset. New Body Fitness know that gyms and/or fitness communities has a huge benefit in helping people manage difficult times, improve daily structure and offers a positive environment to go to when times are hard. Fitness is developing into not just being physical strength but mental strength as well and it’s great to be able to support these changes and offer a service that accommodates everyone.

Christchurch Rotary was formed in 1950 and today consists of 49 men and women who meet socially and regularly fundraise as a club to benefit local worthy causes. Members are part of the international Rotary network of over 1.2 million people and help support international causes such as WaterAid and ending polio. Christchurch Rotary helps support Dorset Mind’s youth programme – they were instrumental in creating its strategy and helped fund the initial pilot project.

The Rotary Club of Westbourne is a vibrant and welcoming club that meets for breakfast every Thursday morning. The Rotary Club of Westbourne is not only about raising money and supporting the local community. It is also about meeting new people, developing friendships and having fun. During the year, our club members enjoy many social and sporting occasions with fellow Rotarians and their partners, which develop long-term friendships with like-minded people.

Poole Bay Rotary is one of nine Rotary Clubs in the BCP conurbation.  Poole Bay Rotarians have supported Dorset Mind over the last three years and helped establish their ‘Dorset Mind Your Head’ programme for young people. Other activities have included the Christmas Santa Train, Canford Cliffs Zig Zag path upgrade, Pirates, Castaways & Codfish Poole history project and working with local schools.  New members always welcome!

The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company is known locally as the Sandbanks Ferry Company. It’s run a chain ferry service between Sandbanks in Poole and Shell Bay in Studland, near Swanage, for almost 100 years, and has been in the same family ownership since 1983. The present ferry, ‘Bramble Bush Bay’, is used by residents, tourists, and businesses throughout the year to reduce their travel time from Poole to Purbeck. They also enjoy the spectacular views across Poole Harbour and the local beaches.

Stewarts is a family run group of three garden centres, here to help people enjoy their garden, home and workplaces. With centres in Christchurch and Wimborne, their fun, happy and helpful staff are always on hand to answer your gardening questions. Stewarts history dates back to 1742, where they grew millions of plants up in Scotland and continue to grow their own plants to this day, never losing sight of their horticultural roots.

Established in 1858, Symonds & Sampson is a multi-faceted firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, able to assist with all manner of residential, agricultural and commercial property matters. As a firm, we pride ourselves on our property knowledge, attention to detail and professionalism, and a desire to achieve the best results for our clients throughout the region.


Vantage Sporting Group regularly host Bournemouth’s ‘Premier Boxing Events.’ These special nights have been going since 2015 and in 2017 took the form of ‘VCBC Charity Boxing Challenge.’ Recent events have been in support of Dorset Mind and have raised thousands of pounds for the charity. The Challenge involves all genders competing and fundraising in front of a crowd following eight weeks of dedicated and structured training at Fit2Box Gym, Bournemouth. Not only this, Vantage’s Founder and MD, Ty Temel is an influential campaigner for mental health.

Weymouth College is a general further education college based on the coast of South Dorset. They deliver education and training to over 2,500 students including 1,300 young people, over 500 adults and 500 apprentices – in partnership with over 400 employers – on an annual basis. Their curriculum is broad and varied, offering academic, technical, professional and apprenticeship programmes, alongside a substantial corporate training offer for employers.

Weymouth College believes they should be at the heart of the Weymouth and Portland communities, delivering excellence in education and training across Dorset, improving future career opportunities, and supporting the recovery and growth of our local economy. They have a team of trained mental health first aiders onsite – to listen, reassure and support students. This demonstrates their commitment to partnership working with Dorset Mind to ensure the continued mental health wellbeing of their staff, students, their families and communities. 

White Star Running is a trail running events company based in beautiful Dorset. Their races are held in and around the Dorset countryside, as well as in neighbouring Wiltshire and Hampshire. While the races can be challenging at times, they are designed to be fun, inclusive and friendly. Distances include everything from kids races through to ultramarathons, and summer events also offer family-friendly camping and evening entertainment.

Why we’re supporting Dorset Mind:

Andy Palmer, owner and race director at White Star Running, says: “We have chosen to support Dorset Mind with our events this year as it’s a cause close to our hearts. Over the last couple of years with Covid and its restrictions in place, access to mental health support has been more important than ever before. Dorset Mind helps to deliver this support in our region. We know that running is something that many of our community use to support their own mental health, so we’re pleased to be able to bring together our passion for putting on inclusive trail running events with an essential local charity that offers mental health support.”

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