Benefits of group support
Group support is not for everyone, but there are many benefits from accessing support alongside other people like yourself. The main benefit is connecting with other local people that might have similar experiences to yours.
Our talking groups all have check-ins at the start, which are usually followed by a topic for discussion where people will contribute as much or as little as they want to if they’re not ready to share. Here are some additional reasons for attending groups:
- Our groups all have a shared aim – to reduce isolation and help people improve their wellbeing.
- Importantly, there are NO waiting times – you can simply turn up. Please note that for our online groups you must register first.
- There is a suggested donation of £3 for each session – without donations we are unable to deliver groups such as these.
We know it can be a little daunting to attend your first session. So, why not bring a support worker or speak to the group facilitator if you need their support to attend?
We have created an online programme of groups as our delivery of support is currently limited by government restrictions. We’ve had to alter some of the times to be able to do this, so please check out the dates and what each group provides on the group’s page.
If you are interested in attending any of our online groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you directly and support you to log in to these groups.
|MONDAY||Active in Mind |
|Every Monday||2 - 4pm|
|MONDAY||Restored Eating Disorders||Every Monday||7 - 8pm|
|TUESDAY||Wellbeing Pan-Dorset||Every Tuesday||7 - 8:15pm |
|TUESDAY||Wellbeing Verwood||1st & 3rd Tuesday||7 - 9pm |
|WEDNESDAY||Wellbeing B/mouth||2nd & 4th Wednesday||10.30am - 12.30pm|
|WEDNESDAY||Women in Mind B/mouth||Every Wednesday||1 - 3pm |
|WEDNESDAY||MindOut LGBTQI+ Pan-Dorset||Wednesday Fortnightly (see page for details)||6 - 8pm|
|THURSDAY||MindOut B/mouth LGBTQ+||Every Thursday||12 - 2pm|
|THURSDAY||Active in Mind Bournemouth||Every Thursday||2 - 4pm |
|FRIDAY||Active in Mind|
|Every Friday from |
30th April - 28th May
|10.15 - 11am|
|FRIDAY||Carers in Mind||2nd & 4th Friday||1 - 2pm|
We have had great feedback from the groups delivered online and we’re really excited to see you there.
Please see below for the types of groups we offer: