Vocational Services

Dorset HealthCare provides support to individuals with long-term health conditions affecting their employment through their occupational therapists (OTs). The OTs provide services such as assessments, advice, treatments, and training opportunities that support these individuals in maintaining their current jobs, exploring new work options, returning to work, volunteering, or seeking education. Referrals to access this service can be made by healthcare professionals and employment services. … Find your support>>Vocational Services

NHS Every Mind Matters

This comprehensive website, maintained by the NHS, serves as a gateway to extensive free self-help resources encompassing wellbeing tips, mental health awareness, life challenges, and urgent help. Accessible only via website, the platform offers information, videos, and downloadable apps proven effective in healthcare practice, all aimed at enhancing mental and physical wellbeing. Additionally, it includes resources for carers and support information. … Find your support>>NHS Every Mind Matters

No Panic

No Panic is a registered charity assisting individuals with Panic Attacks, Phobias, OCD, and other anxiety disorders. They also provide support to carers of such individuals. Their recovery-centric approach includes one-to-one and group services, online social events, weekly support chat sessions, advice via monthly emails, and exclusive Facebook group access. They also collaborate with Bridgit and Carer Support Dorset for cognitive well-being, finance, and caregiving advice. They can be contacted via their helpline or website.
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Give us a shout

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK feeling low, anxious, or struggling to cope. By texting ‘SHOUT’ to 85258, individuals can start a conversation with trained volunteers. Through text conversations that usually last between 45-60 minutes, the service aims to help individuals reach a calm state and provide a self-support plan. The service also offers further resources or tools for additional expert support.
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Rethink Mental Health

Rethink Mental Illness is a UK-wide organisation that enhance the lives of those severely affected by mental illness. They provide carer support, advocacy, advice and helplines, aiming to improve the patients’ quality of life and help them live independently. Their services have reportedly helped 98% of its users. They also offer support for carers, providing relevant advice and information. … Find your support>>Rethink Mental Health

Dorset Mind

Dorset Mind offers support to people struggling with mental health in Dorset. Services include counselling, mentoring, and group support for adults over 18, including specific groups for LGBTQIA+ and women. They provide regular goal-setting, supportive intervention, and non-clinical support. They operate across the PCN area and can be contacted online. They also provide support tools for carers, including online resources and a phone helpline. … Find your support>>Dorset Mind

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross offers support services, workshops, and resources to help individuals deal with loneliness, available via their free confidential hotline. Their strategies include self-reflection, connecting with community resources, developing hobbies, and using free local and online services. The organisation allows people to self-refer to their services and helps them reclaim their social confidence. Their activities are available across the UK, while online portal Bridgit offers 24/7 support including well-being, employment, and financial advice. … Find your support>>British Red Cross

LiveWell Dorset

LiveWell Dorset offers free health and wellbeing support to Dorset residents, encompassing advice, coaching and programmes to manage weight, increase physical activity, quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption. The service uses evidence-based behavioural science and personalised one-to-one coaching. It also provides a self-care tool named Bridgit and can be contacted through their website or phone number. … Find your support>>LiveWell Dorset