COVID-19 service update: running as normal.

If you're feeling low, stressed or anxious Steps 2 Wellbeing can help.

Steps 2 Wellbeing is a free, NHS mental health service for adults registered with a GP in Dorset and Southampton, including Poole and Bournemouth.

We offer a range of talking therapies, online courses and guided self-help to support people who are feeling: 

  • Down, low, depressed
  • Anxious, irritable
  • Trouble sleeping or eating
  • Lacking motivation or feeling tired all the time
  • Experiencing physical symtoms like an upset stomach or headaches

These feelings are common when people are experiencing mental health challenges. 

Body and Mind

We understand that long term health conditions like the ones below can effect our mental health. 

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Pain
  • IBS
  • Heart condition

Our Body and Mind service supports people with long term health conditions to better their mental health.

Employment advice

For those whose working life impacts on their mental health, the service also provides employment information and advice.

A service for everyone

Steps 2 Wellbeing is a non judgemental service, here to help you feel better.

Equality and diversity are embedded into the service and it is committed to ensuring that people from ethnic minorities, LGBT+ people, older adults, veterans and people with disabilities can access mental health support.

Get in touch

Dorset and Southampton residents can access mental health support from Steps 2 Wellbeing directly by filling out a referral form online. 

To refer yourself click here.

How health apps and smartphones can help improve physical health

We are gathering views on the possible use of health apps and smartphones to help improve physical health.

If you are a young adult aged 16-30, and are currently receiving treatment for a mental health condition, we want to hear from you.

Your input, opinions and experience will be valuable in helping us to explore new ways of improving physical health for people in youth mental healthcare.

The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Please mention ‘Dorset HealthCare’ when asked how you heard about the survey.

Living well with Long COVID

If you are registered with Steps2Wellbeing, a five-week online course entitled ‘Living well with Long COVID’ is available to you.

The course is aimed at those who are struggling with symptoms of Long COVID and experiencing low mood and anxiety. It will include support for fatigue and breathlessness. For more information on the course and how to refer, please watch this short video.

Where to access the service


Steps 2 Wellbeing (Bournemouth and Christchurch)

0800 484 0500
18 Tower Road,

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Open Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Steps 2 Wellbeing (North and West Dorset)

The Conifers,
Poundbury West Industrial Estate,

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Open Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

Steps 2 Wellbeing (Poole, Purbeck and East Dorset)

0800 484 0500
Bearwood Neighbourhood Centre,
325 King John Avenue,
BH11 9TF

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Open hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Steps 2 Wellbeing (Southampton)

0800 612 7000/02380 272 000
Grenville House,
Nelson Gate,
SO15 1GX

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Open hours: Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-8pm, Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm.

Steps 2 Wellbeing (Weymouth and Portland)

Weymouth Community Hospital,
Melcombe Avenue,

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Open Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

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