Welcome to help for mental health north dorset
Support during covid-19
Find news and resources that are available to all during the coronavirus period
how can we help?
Local support and social activities
Do you live just over the border in Wiltshire or Somerset? Keep looking, there is information for you too.
What Is Help For Mental Health North Dorset?
As someone who has had mental health problems I realise that when it comes to finding information it should be as easy as possible. It might be that you don’t even know what to search for or who or what might be able to help. You may not even know if what you feel is a mental health issue.
I have brought together national and local information about organisations who can help if you have any mental health concerns onto one website. I have found that ‘googling’ or similar does not always bring up all the useful information that there is out there and I think having national and local organisations on the same website could be helpful. I hope to make it clear exactly who the different groups can help if it is not obvious from the name. I hope to update the site regularly and along with the news page keep everyone informed about the help that is available in whatever form that is.
who is behind help for
mental health north dorset?
Lockdown has given me the opportunity to get this website developed to complement my activities as the leader/facilitator of the Shaftesbury Peer Support Group for People with Mental Health Difficulties which I started in April 2018. Unfortunately coronavirus has temporarily disrupted our activities.
We are a friendly bunch of mixed ages, gender and diagnoses who meet for mutual support and company.
It is easier to relax and chat when you know there will be no judgement and misunderstanding of mental illness. If you get emotional or anxious no one will mind and will understand. If you are silent throughout that is perfectly fine too. I facilitate the group to make sure everyone is ok with how it is going.
Once a month we have a meeting with a theme or a speaker and we also meet once a month for a purely social get-together. Keep your eye on the News and coronavirus pages for details as to when and where our next Group will be but in the meantime please contact me so I can put you on the mailing list.