Services

In order to support people in the local area with mental health problems we run a number of support groups and services across Dorset.

East Dorset Support Groups

Active in Mind

Open to anyone experiencing mental health problems, and their support workers.  The group aims to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment in which everyone feels supported, encouraged and stimulated.

When: Monday and Thursday afternoons, from 2 to 4pm
Where: Bournemouth Trinity Methodist Church, Southbourne.

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Carers in Mind

Carers in Mind is a monthly support group to help carers take a break from caring and focus on self-care. It provides an opportunity to gain support through talking to people who have similar experiences.

When: Monday monthly (dates vary), from 12 to 2pm.
Where: Community Health Clinic Dorset, Poole.

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Panacea in Mind Support Group

Panacea in Mind is a support service for people suffering from anxiety conditions, including Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Panic Disorder.  It’s also for related conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

When: Every other Wednesday from 10.30 to 12.30pm.  The evening group meets once a month (see timetable OR events calendar for dates) on Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm
Where: Moordown Community Centre, Bournemouth.

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Wellbeing in Mind Support Group

Wellbeing in Mind is a fortnightly peer Support group for anyone aged 18 or over who wants to be mentally healthy. The group’s focus is to educate people about common mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression, how to spot the signs and symptoms as well as finding helpful ways of coping and improving them.

When: First and third Tuesday of every month (from 7 – 9pm).
Where: Verwood Community Resource Centre, Verwood.

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Women in Mind Support Group

Women in Mind provides a safe, secure and understanding environment in which women with mental health problems can support each other.

When: Wednesdays 1 – 3pm.
Where: Kinson Community Centre, Bournemouth.

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MindOut Support Group

MindOut is a safe, confidential and accepting space for LGB and Trans people experiencing mental health issues and offers recovery-based peer and staff support.

When:  Thursdays, between 1 – 4pm
Where: Bournemouth Library, Bournemouth.

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West Dorset Support Groups

Wellbeing in Mind Support Group

Wellbeing in Mind is a fortnightly peer Support group for anyone aged 18 or over who wants to be mentally healthy. The group’s focus is to educate people about common mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression, how to spot the signs and symptoms as well as finding helpful ways of coping and improving them. Each two-hour session can be attended on a drop-in basis and each person is encouraged to participate as much or as little as they would like.

When: Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 – 9pm
Where: Age UK, Rowan Cottage, Dorchester.

When: First and third Tuesday of every month (from 7 – 9pm).
Where: Costa Coffee, Sherborne.

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MindOut Support Group

MindOut is a safe, confidential and accepting space for LGB and Trans people experiencing mental health issues and offers recovery-based peer and staff support.

When:  Fridays, between 2 – 4pm
Where:  Weymouth Adult Learning Centre,

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Click here to see what services Dorset Mind offers (pdf)

Dorset Mind does not offer any undertaking as to whether a particular Dorset Mind service is suitable for any particular person.  Dorset Mind does not make any assessment of anyone’s mental health or circumstances prior to the attendance at a group or service.