Wellbeing in Mind Support Group – Bournemouth

Wellbeing in Mind Bournemouth (formerly 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.

The group offers peer support and the opportunity to share difficulties and achievements with others who have had similar experiences.

Each session involves a guided relaxation or mindfulness exercise and time to share experiences and concerns. This will be followed by discussion workshops.

The workshops cover a diverse range of subjects, for example:

  • Developing self-compassion and building self-esteem.
  • Managing anxiety.
  • Anxiety conditions, their symptoms and effects (including OCD, Phobias, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • Recovery based coping skills, for example, helpful ways of thinking, relaxation and mindfulness.
  • Health and wellbeing information.
  • Signposting to other support groups and agencies.

Where and when

When: See Event planner for December 2018 dates 

2019 – Day sessionsSecond and Fourth Weds of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Bus routes: 2a, 2b, 4a, 4b, 4d, 13, 15, 46, 60

2019 – Evening sessions Third Weds of every month from 7pm to 9pm. Bus routes: 2a, 2b, 4a, 4b, 13, 15, 46, 60

Moordown Community Centre
21 Coronation Ave

No referral is necessary, you can simply turn up on the day.
Jen facilitates this group and you can contact her by calling 07940-236556 or email: wellbeingbmth@dorsetmind.uk

Charges: £3 per session

BIRSt Radio interview: Anxiety on Sharing Space


Listen again to Dorset Mind’s Mandy Nicholson talk to Allison Blaes about anxiety on Sharing Space radio programme.  Allison’s series of interviews was nominated for the Mind Media Awards.

Click here to listen to the 30 minute interview.  It describes how our services can support people suffering from anxiety.  It’s well worth listening to!