East Dorset Support Groups

Have you attended a Dorset Mind Group and would you like to provide us with feedback about your experience?

We greatly value your feedback in order to continually improve our support groups and services. Would you mind giving a few minutes of your time to complete a Support Group single Session Evaluation Form or a Service Satisfaction Survey? If so please select one or both options below:

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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 2pm to 4pm
Where: Bournemouth Trinity Methodist Church

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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: One Monday afternoon monthly, from 12pm to 2pm – see information for dates
Where: CAMHS Poole (upstairs in the Community Health Clinic Dorset)

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MindOut Support Group

MindOut is a safe, confidential and accepting space for LGB and Trans people who would like to develop positive mental health and offers recovery-based peer and staff support.

When:  a) Thursdays, between 1.30pm – 4pm (fortnightly) & b) Thurs 7pm – 9pm (fortnightly) dates can be found on the MindOut Service Programme of events.
Where: a) days meetings – First Point Connect, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Dorset. BH4 8ER b) evening meetings – Circo Lounge, 66 Poole Road, Westbourne. BH4 9DZ.

  • Please note that the MindOut group is cancelled on Thursday 15th November 2018. 

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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

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

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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 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.
Where: Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park

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