Useful links/resources

Useful apps


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 – 1-2-1 and group peer wellbeing support, information and resources for adults and young people aged 11+

Self help for stress

Self help for sleep

Self help for anxiety

Self help for mindfulness

Self help for compassion

Self help for BACES (body, achieve, connect, enjoy, step back)

Self help for panic

Self help for depression

Self help for relaxation

Self help foir anger

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.

DistrACT (free NHS phone app) – access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

Social support

Help and Care – self-management support and advice

Support for carers

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.

Citizens advice

Advice Dorset – a list of agencies providing advice, information and support.

Carer's allowance

Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service