Mental health support in Dorset

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Mental health support in Dorset

Posted: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:18

Mental health support in Dorset

Mental health support in Dorset

Mental health affects all of us. We all have good days and bad days, but for some people it can get too much to cope with. Below are details of the resources and support available in Dorset. Please share the below details with your clubs, organisations and partners:

  • Connection is a round-the-clock mental health helpline for people of all ages in Dorset. It can be accessed by calling 0300 123 5440 or through NHS 111andoffers 24/7 access to mental health support. You can also phone for advice about a friend or family member experiencing poormental health. Staff are trained to support anyone who calls and can signpost to the most appropriate service which meets your needs.
  • Samaritans can be called 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for free on 116 123. Whether you just want someone to talk to or you are experiencing a crisis, Samaritans will be there to listen. Alternatively you can send an email tojo@samaritans.org and they will reply to you within 24 hours, or you can visit the Bournemouth or Weymouth branches in person.
  • The Retreat is a place you can go if you are struggling to cope with life and feel yourself approaching a crisis point. There are two Retreats, one in Hahnemann Road, Bournemouth and one in Maiden Castle Road in Dorchester, both are open every day from 4pm until midnight. You can discuss your problems and work towards solutions with mental health professionals and people who have been through similar experiences. You don't need to be referred or phone ahead, just turn up and ring the doorbell.
  • CALM run a helpline for men aged 15 to 35, it's open from 5pm until midnight every night. Call 0800 58 58 58 if you need to talk or would like to know where you can find more information or support. You can also talk to someone through their webchat at the same times.
  • Every Mind Matters helps people discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing. The online tool has useful resources to help you spot the signs of common mental health concerns, offering practical self-care tips and guidance, and explains when to seek further support.

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