Mental Health & Wellbeing
Are you struggling to cope?
If you are struggling to cope, or feel yourself nearing a breakdown, Access Mental Health is here to provide help. It offers a range of services which provides support at times and places when people need it the most. You dont need to be referred by your GP or other Health Professional, you can reach out for help when you need it. Mental Health professionals and peer support workers will be on hand to help you avoid a crisis and help you find the path to recovery.
Please click here to access The Lifeline Leaflet
If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, please click here for help available.
There's separate information on where to get urgent help for mental health.
Zero Suicide Alliance
Sadly thousands of people in the UK, end their life each year, by
suicide. Everyone can help play a part, by paying attention to the
wellbeing of people in our community such as friends, colleagues and
indeed anyone who you may be worried about. If you would like further
awareness on how to help others please click the link below. Zero
Suicide Alliance offers free modules to provide training on how to
identify people who have become socially isolated or who may be getting
suicidal thoughts. These short modules are suitable for everyone (not
just health care providers) and provide simple help and guidance.
Please click here to access training
Psychological Therapies / Steps to Wellbeing
Low mood? Anxious? Depressed?
The Dorset Primary Care Mental Health Service now aims to help you access talking therapies quickly and easily.
Talking therapies can be helpful for anyone experiencing a range of difficulties and problems. Perhaps you may be suffering from some kind of personal loss or may be struggling to overcome more generalised anxiety or depression.
The service can help you:
- Address present problems.
- Perhaps explore past events which may be affecting the present.
- Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new coping strategies.
- Make decisions or changes for the future in a non-judgmental supportive environment.
The service aims to offer:
Support for people in Dorset who are suffering from common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety.
There are a number of services available to patients.
- Relaxation and managing your stress
- Art of Assertiveness
Self-help which may include guided self-help, focusing on the current situation and helping you to move forward.
Sign-posting to other useful local and national resources, including books, websites and organisations.
Talking therapies such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy, working with a professional who can help you to gain skills and techniques to better understand and manage your life.
This is a free and confidential NHS service currently operating through Dorset GP surgeries and is open to anyone aged 16 and over.
All that is required of you is a commitment to engage with the service/treatment.
What happens next
You can self-refer to Steps to Wellbeing or phone 0300 790 6828
If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the service please do not hesitate to contact the admin team to discuss your referral. We can direct you to the most suitable service if this is not ours.
Extended Menu of Services
Are you feeling low, anxious or depressed?
Would you like to make a positive difference to your quality of life, by taking control of your emotional health and well-being?
We now have a choice of services that will offer you the advice and support you may need.