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Changes to support during the Covid-19 outbreak

Please note, that our existing services will be replaced by telephone or video meetings from this time until further notice.

We recognise that with so many people experiencing uncertain times, isolation, loss of income and contact with friends and family, we have a key role to play in helping them manage their mental health and wellbeing. We are doing everything we can to design new services to help as many people as we can.

Please email if you would like any more information.

If you need urgent or crisis support with your mental health, please follow this link.

What is Active Monitoring?

Active Monitoring is a programme of supportive intervention and timely help to improve your mental health and wellbeing.

  • Do you find yourself struggling with your mental health and wellbeing?
  • Are you experiencing low mood or depression; stress and/or anxiety; anger or loneliness?
  • Or are you experiencing grief?

If so, our Active Monitoring programme could provide the right support for you. ‘Active Monitoring’ is delivered by us – without lengthy waiting times. Our mental health practitioners will support you when you need it.

How does the programme work?

Active Monitoring is a series of weekly sessions over a six-week period. We have services in Poole, and Weymouth and Portland, please see below for details.

Our friendly practitioners will discuss the problems and/or challenges you’re facing with you; and will give you information about your symptoms – and what causes them.

We have a number of ‘pathways’ for you to choose from. For example, we have a pathway to help you to better manage anxiety and panic attacks; a pathway for depression; and one for grief and loss. Your Active Monitoring Practitioner will help you to select the one that is right for you.

What does support look like?

Your 1-2-1 sessions will be with an experienced mental health and wellbeing practitioner. The sessions are not counselling but will be a combination of listening, coaching, education and signposting. They will be delivered in a confidential environment (in person, by telephone or online) and will help equip you with the skills you need to help manage your physical and mental wellbeing.

“Talya was friendly, professional and the contact was consistently on time.  She was respectful, encouraging and gave useful and relevant advice. The targeted booklets were useful, and the information was clearly presented.  The monitoring and feedback forms were easy to complete and submit”
Active Monitoring Client, February 2021

We’ll also give you a range of booklets and worksheets to keep, so that you can continue your journey to recovery between the sessions; and afterwards.

Why should I use this service?

“For me personally, having someone to talk to was much more useful than the workbook… I was sceptical at first about whether telephone appointments would be as effective as face to face sessions but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked that my practitioner tailored sessions to me, e.g. sending me details of the LGBT+ group”
Active Monitoring Client, March 2020

Active Monitoring has been developed by Mind and is delivered in Dorset by Dorset Mind. We are experts in supporting better mental health.

Active Monitoring is available to anyone experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems and wellbeing concerns. Research and feedback has proven that it’s an effective programme that empowers people to better manage their mental health. It also creates a significantly improved sense of wellbeing.

“I have really enjoyed these sessions with Talya because I’ve been able to learn lots of new coping strategies and really liked having someone to talk to each week who was helpful, optimistic and clearly understood about anxiety. I now have lots of strategies and resources to choose from that I can do each day and do when I’m really struggling. This has made me feel more optimistic/hopeful that the more I practice these strategies, the easier I will find it to manage my anxiety and think more clearly.”
Active Monitoring Client, August 2020

“Although I managed to help myself very well in the end – having someone to go through these changes and the time to reflect really helped me to understand why and how these changes were working.”
Active Monitoring Client, August 2020

How do I find out more?

If you would like to find out more about this service, please email: – one of our team will get back to you.

We are currently delivering Active Monitoring in Bournemouth and Poole – but aim to roll this out across Dorset.

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