Helpful information booklets
Local support services
Mental health support
Connection: 0800 652 0190 – free 24/7 helpline for people of all ages in Dorset who are experiencing mental health problems and need support (you can also call NHS 111).
Community Front Rooms – drop-in rooms open to anyone over 18 where you can speak to mental health professionals and peer specialists.
The Retreat – a safe place to discuss your problems and access peer support (18 and over).
Steps2Wellbeing (S2W) – offering a range of support to help you manage problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and more.
Recovery Education Centre (REC) – courses and other support to help people recover from mental health issues.
Dorset Mental Health Forum – advocacy and support for anyone aged 18 or over with mental health issues.
Dorset Mind – peer support and advice.
Health and fitness support
Live Well Dorset – advice on keeping fit and staying healthy
Drugs and alcohol – who to contact if you have drug dependency issues.
Help and Care – self-management support and advice
The Disabilities Trust – charity which supports people with acquired brain injuries
Ignite – helping people get back to work.
Dorset Advocacy – giving a voice to people with long-term health conditions.
Advice Dorset – a list of agencies providing advice, information and support.