What we offer for Adults:
We deliver a range of individual support, specifically for you and your needs. Our friendly practitioners, counsellors, mentors and volunteers are non-judgemental, empathic and compassionate. They create a safe and confidential space in which to support you.
Our experienced group facilitators are here to listen, guide peer discussions and to support you, all without judgement. Group sessions will introduce you to techniques that can help improve your mental wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence.
If you suspect someone is taking advantage of a vulnerable adult, you must report this as an adult safeguarding concern. Break the silence. Contact Adult Social Care or the Police; they will listen to you and give advice about what to do.
There are community organisations in Dorset that represent and want to help support local people with their mental wellbeing.
You’ll find our more about them by clicking on the link below.
General Dorset Mind Services FAQs
Registration forms and referral forms-Group enquiries are sent to our Adult or Young People’s Services teams; A registration form will be sent back to you to complete.
For Active Monitoring this will be via your GP, for Mentoring Minds this will be via your GP or another professional organisation.
Encourage your loved one or colleague to seek support from a mental health professional. Their GP should always be the first point of call for non-urgent support and advice.
National Mind have a good resource about Helping Someone Else, that you can find here.
Connection – Dorset’s Mental Health Helpline
You can also provide your friend or family member with the contact number for Connection and help them reach out for support. Call NHS 111 or dial 0800 652 0190.
As a friend or family member, you can also call Connection and ask for advice if you need it.
If you need emotional support, call the Samaritans
The Samaritans are always available to talk on 118 163. It’s free, confidential and open 24/7.
If you feel someone is in immediate danger, please call 999 – don’t delay!
We are able to support low or moderate mental health conditions with 121 or group support.
We don’t currently have any services for specific conditions, our services are aimed at general mental health conditions (such as stress, anxiety or depression), or minority groups (such as women-only or LGBTIQ+).
They aim help to support individuals’ wellbeing journey towards recovery.
For more information about specific conditions, you can access national Mind’s A-Z.
Our team is able to talk to you or email you about the services that we offer and how they may support you, or signpost you to other organisations.
Contact us via our Contact Form and select the service your enquiry relates to.
Please note that not all our staff are qualified to be able to support everyone or to provide a listening service.
To speak with someone at Samaritans who can listen and provide emotional support, please call 116 123.
This is not a service that we offer, but we can direct you towards Dorset Advocacy or Dorset’s Citizens Advice who should be able to help you.
YES! our Training Team offer a wide range of accredited and other Training courses, and packages for bitesize learning and team-building. They also plan to host more community-based conferences and events!
Keep an eye on our up-to-date Calendar for upcoming activity, or ask them directly by getting in touch via our Contact Form and selecting ‘Training.’
Volunteer for us
Without our volunteers we simply couldn’t do what we do. Our volunteers are the backbone of our charity. Dorset Mind volunteers help us deliver our mental health support services across our vast county in a variety of roles across the charity. We offer voluntary positions that suit the times you’re able to commit – and your level of experience.