Dorset Open Door


Dorset Open Door supports people who have been bereaved or affected by a death where the cause may be suicide or be particularly traumatic or sudden. We also offer support to those who are bereaved by COVID-19.

In these instances often the grieving process can be even more complicated, distressing, uncertain and confusing, regardless of the time that may have passed. 

The service also provides support for professionals or those seeking advice for others.

You can contact Dorset Open Door by calling 01305 361 361; or emailing; or completing the form below.

Introducing Dorset Open Door

Dorset Open Door is a partnership of local and national bereavement charities and health and care organisations working together to make sure you get the support you need. This video introduces some of the organisations working with us and describes how you might access the service.

Dorset Open Door, acknowledges that everyone has a different experience of bereavement. The team will listen to you and in the context of your personal experience, circumstance, strengths and resources help you to navigate support and advice that is right for you.

You can contact Dorset Open Door by calling 01305 361 361; emailing, or completing the form below:


We ask details (such as date of birth and ethnicity) so that we can effectively build a dataset of those people who are accessing the service. These demographics have been identified as being important in the population regarding bereavement by COVID-19 and suicide. These fields are optional; the data is collated and held separately to your personal details. Completion of these will not influence the service that you receive. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us:

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