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On-line Library Activities

Dorset Council Libraries have many activities for wellbeing to keep you occupied during lockdown. See https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/library-services-during-covid-19/dorset-libraries-online-activities-and-events.aspx Briefly the weekly calendar for adults looks like this: Mon PM – Activities on Facebook page each week with ideas to support physical and mental health from creative activities to physical challenges. https://www.facebook.com/DorsetLibraries/ Tues AM – On Facebook, informal

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DRAMATHERAPY

Private practitioner now located in Gillingham. See http://www.peacocktherapy.co.uk Or telephone 07388 110895 Also offers Therapeutic Education for children and Creative Workshops

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CHRONIC PAIN

FIBROMYALGIA CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME/ME The Vale Primary Care Network (Blackmore Vale and Gillingham Medical Practices) with their Health Champions and Social Prescribing teams are setting up a Telephone Support/Chat Group. All you need is a telephone – landline or mobile – to take part in a friendly facilitated group chat session. You do not need

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Resources to Help you Cope

The resources available for mental health have grown considerably since the first lockdown from most of the organisations, both local and national. The Recovery Education Centre have Podcasts, Webinars, Videos, Study Groups and Home Learning Packs. A new Spring Calendar will be released shortly. Look at https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services-hospitals/REC Steps to Wellbeing have a range of resources

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THE HEADSTRONG PROJECT

The Headstrong people have been very active lately and are providing lots to help during lockdown. 7.30 pm Club Every Wednesday at HOPE on Longmead Estate. IN PERSON WITH STRICT COVID RULES The Friday Zoom Club – every Friday 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm relaxed chat about anything with Dan. Also scavenger hunts whilst the

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Dorset Work Matters

Part of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. For people under a CMHT. (There are also employment advisers if you are seeing a therapist with Steps to Wellbeing or are on the waiting list. See https:/https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/our-services-hospitals/vocational-services-dorset/dorset-healthcares-work-services/employment-advisors) It can be used alongside Wiseability. It aims to: Get people into competitive employment It is open to all

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CHRISTMAS HELP

Please look at Urgent pages if you are in desperate need of help. Also remember Clic, a UK-wide online peer support service, free and friendly and monitored 24 hours a day. Create an account at http://clic-uk.org Or go to: http://www.sidebyside.mind.org.uk an online community. Look at, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TimetoTalkUK Parents and carers – see National support page and

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NEW CONNECTION NUMBER

The number to call the 24 hour mental health help service in Dorset is now: 0800 652 0190 OR DIRECT ON 01747 851397 during Front Room opening hours. OR ONLINE using Attend Anywhere (you will need Google Chrome or Apple Safari).

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