Dorset Mind offers a countywide range of safe, wellbeing support services that can be tailored and mixed to meet your needs. They aim to develop and improve positive mental health for our participants.
We offer talking therapies (including support groups, peer support and counselling) and activity based groups that help get people moving. We are piloting a new ecotherapy wellbeing group in Dorchester, called The GAP Project, which if successful we’ll roll-out next year.
Our accredited 1-2-1 Befriending service for adults and children helps reduce their isolation. It’s for anyone who is ready to take active steps to work towards recovery goals. They will hope to improve confidence and increase self-esteem.
In addition, we’ve compiled a whole host of useful mental health resources and signposting to help you find the support you deserve. Our self-care resources are also at your fingertips, so that you can take steps to improve your own wellbeing.
We offer a wide range and number of support groups across Dorset from Verwood to Shaftesbury to Sherborne and Weymouth.
They all have the shared aim: to reduce isolation and help people improve their wellbeing.
See below for the types of support we offer .
Other ways Dorset Mind can support you
We know that we can’t always provide the support you need. But we can signpost you to local and national organisations and services. First appointments can also be very daunting – we can help you find the words to talk to your GP.
Follow the links below – we hope you get the support you deserve.
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