Mind’s independent research shows that members of the emergency services are even more at risk of experiencing a mental health problem than the general population, but are less likely to seek support.
We offer counselling and fortnightly Wellbeing Groups for Blue Light Service Personnel across Dorset (Gillingham, Poole and Weymouth). These services are for all ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue personnel and volunteers too.
When: First and third Tuesday of each month
Where: Gillingham Town Council, Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham. SP8 4QR.
Starts: Tues 2nd April 2019.
When: First and Third Monday of each month
Where: The Spire, Community Room 2, High Street, Poole. BH15 1DF.
Time: 7-9pm. Please note the first session starts at 7:30-9:30pm
Starts: 4th March 2019.
When: Second and Fourth Thursday of each month
Where: St Aldheims Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth. DT3 5EW.
Starts: 28th February 2019.
To self-refer to any of these groups, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer short to medium term counselling (6-18 sessions) for all Blue Light personnel and volunteers.
To self-refer for counselling, please email: email@example.com
Some feedback from our first Mind Blue Light counselling client:
“Counselling is going very well, I feel I am in a better place at the moment. I am looking at doing the Birmingham half marathon in October and essentially I would dearly love to raise money for Dorset Mind, I really want to raise as much money as I can, I think Dorset Mind is amazing and needs to be very much in the minds of all emergency services employees. If can support you in any way I will it’s my way of saying Thank you.”
Mind Blue Light Infoline:
Need advice on your mental health or wellbeing? Call, email or text the confidential Blue Light Infoline. It’s just for emergency service staff, volunteers and their families. Mind’s trained advisors provide understanding, information and signposting to local support services.
You can contact the Infoline in the following ways:
- Call: 0300 303 5999 (local rates)
- Text: 84999