East Dorset Support Groups

Dorset Mind Groups need your feedback…

Have you attended a Dorset Mind Support Group? Would you mind sharing your experience with us? We greatly value your feedback in order to continually improve our support groups and services.

Please complete a Support Group single Session Evaluation Form or a Service Satisfaction Survey below (you can select one or both options):
End of Session Evaluation
Dorset Mind Satisfaction Survey

Active in Mind

Open to anyone who would like to develop positive mental health and wellbeing through a variety of activities based on the Five Ways To Wellbeing. The group is a warm, friendly, welcoming, safe and supportive environment where everyone feels valued, encouraged and stimulated. Note: Carers/support workers are welcome for the first few sessions. 

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

Read more


Carers in Mind

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

When: One Friday afternoon of every month, from 1pm to 3pm
Where: CAMHS Poole (upstairs in the Community Health Clinic Dorset)

Note: Any carer aged 18+ can attend the group including parents, and carers of anyone who has any physical, sensory, learning or other challenges. 

Read more


MindOut LGBTQ Support Group

MindOut is a positive, safe, fun, confidential and accepting space for LGBTQ people who would like to develop positive mental health and wellbeing. Group workshops address many of the impact and unique challenges experienced as a result of identifying as an LGBT+ person in a heteronormative society. The group welcomes anyone who is not ‘out’ or people who are in the early stages of exploring their gender or sexual identity. 

When:  Thursdays weekly 1.30 – 4pm 
Where: The Purple Room” First Point Connect, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Dorset. BH4 8ER. 

Note: The building was formerly church. There is disabled access and parking bays. To enter the building please walk around the side to the rear of the building where the entrance and reception can be found. 

Read more


Wellbeing in Mind Support Group Bournemouth – (formerly Panacea)

Wellbeing in Mind is a fortnightly peer Support group for anyone aged 18 or over who wants to develop positive mental health and wellbeing. The group’s focus is to reduce stigma and provide a safe and welcoming environment where talking about mental health is completely natural. We educate people about common mental health issues, how to spot the signs and symptoms as well as giving opportunity to experience new and  healthy ways of coping. 

When:

Day sessionsSecond and Fourth Weds of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Evening sessions Third Weds of every month from 7pm to 9pm
Where:
Moordown Community Centre

Read more


Wellbeing in Mind Support Group (Verwood)

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 reduce stigma and provide a safe and welcoming environment where talking about mental health is completely natural. We educate people about common mental health issues like stress and anxiety, how to spot the signs and symptoms as well as giving opportunity to experience developing healthy ways of coping. Groups can be attended on a drop-in basis and each person is encouraged to participate as much or as little as they chose.

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month (from 7 to 9pm)
Where: Tricuro Verwood Connect, Jenner Close, Verwood. BH31 7QE.

Read more


Women in Mind Support Group

Women in Mind provides a safe, secure, non-judgemental and empowering environment where women develop positive mental health and wellbeing. The safety of the group enables women to be open, connect fully, develop self-confidence and speak freely without fear or judgement. 

When: Wednesdays 1.00 to 3.00 p.m.
Where: Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park

Read more