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The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is
particularly difficult for people who are experiencing mental ill health
and emotional distress. The situation is unprecedented and will impact
the way that we run our Access Mental Health services.
To ensure the safety of our staff and the public, the Retreat drop-in services in Bournemouth and Dorchester are
closed for the foreseeable future.
Community Front Rooms are closed but can be contacted by phoning the Connection phone line (below). There are plans to implement virtual face-to-face support soon.
If you require urgent mental health support, please call
our 24/7 Connection phone line (0300 123 5440) in the first instance and you
will be signposted to the right service for the support you need.
If you are struggling to cope or feel yourself nearing a breakdown, Access Mental Health is here to provide help.
Designed in partnership with local people, it offers a range of services which provide support at times and places when people need it the most.
You don’t need to be referred by your GP or other health professional, you can just reach out for help when you need it. Mental health professionals and peer support workers will be on hand to help you avoid a crisis and help you find the path to recovery.
People of any age and their families can access our services.
To download the Access Mental Health poster, click here. If
you are feeling like you can't cope, or if you know someone who is struggling
with their mental health, there are a range of other local services and
charities that can also provide support.
Find out more.
Access Mental Health leaflet
Mental health tips in other languages