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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 activemonitoring@dorsetmind.uk 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.

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.

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.

“Due to the coronavirus outbreak, I have felt very anxious … but by using all that I’ve learnt from my sessions with Cathy, I have definitely coped better than I would have done a few months ago.”
Active Monitoring Client, March 2020

How do I find out more?

If you would like to find out more about this service and what it costs, please email: activemonitoring@dorsetmind.uk – one of our Practitioners will be happy to speak with you about the service.

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