Mental Health and learning disabilities

It is estimated that one in four of us will experience mental health problems during our lives. Dorset HealthCare provides a range of services to help people through their illness and towards recovery. We aim to empower you, or your loved one, to achieve your goals and lead a fulfilling life.

We have specialist, experienced staff who provide care and treatment for conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and eating disorders; conditions such as autism and dementia; drug or alcohol dependency, and problems relating to pregnancy and childbirth. We offer specific help for children and young people, as well as people with learning disabilities.

As much as possible, we deliver treatment and support in people's own homes and other community settings. We also have high-quality inpatient facilities for people who are severely ill and require intensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Many of the services listed below require referral from a GP or another health/social care professional. If you do not meet the criteria for support, the professional should be able to signpost you elsewhere for help (we also include useful links on our pages wherever possible).

Our services and hospitals