I am feeling stressed or anxious

Being stressed and anxious can have profound effects on your health.

When you’re constantly under stress, your body releases stress hormones like cortisol, which, when chronically elevated, can lead to a range of health problems. This includes a weakened immune system, making you more susceptible to illnesses, and an increased risk of conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Stress and anxiety can also disrupt sleep patterns, leading to insomnia and fatigue, further impacting your physical and mental well-being. Additionally, the emotional toll of anxiety can contribute to symptoms of depression and exacerbate existing mental health issues. It’s vital to manage stress and anxiety through healthy coping mechanisms, such as relaxation techniques and seeking support, to safeguard your overall health.

The following organisations may be able to assist you:

Armed Forces Community Health

The Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Team (AFCT) offers support for members of the armed forces community in Dorset, including veterans and family members, in areas like health, welfare, ho…

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CAHMS Young People

CAMHS supports children and young people with significant mental health issues. They help with problems like self-harm, depression, severe anxiety, and other severe disorders. They work closely with p…

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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 …

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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 t…

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In Jolly Good Company

This content pertains to an organisation that aims to help people regain confidence and live fulfilling lives by engaging in indoor/outdoor activities, connecting with others, and experiencing achieve…

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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…

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Lonely Not Alone

A campaign addressing youth loneliness, co-designed with young people, has been operating since 2019. Its goal is to break the stigma around loneliness, improve mental wellbeing, and fulfill Coop's vi…

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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. Acc…

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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 ap…

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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 …

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Seed to Plate

Seed2Plate is a community organisation in the PCN area that aids individuals by offering volunteer opportunities in horticulture. They help enhance skills, provide opportunities to cultivate and distr…

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Steps to Wellbeing

Introduction Dorset’s Steps to Wellbeing, is a comprehensive well-being program designed to support individuals onFind your support>>I am feeling stressed or anxious

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The Parks Foundation

They are a small but perfectly formed independent charity devoted to enhancing Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s parks and green spaces for everyone to enjoy. Parks breathe life into our towns, pr…

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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,…

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