The interactive sessions will be delivered online by Dorset Mind from 14-19th September. These will be funded by a Safer Dorset Fund Covid-19 grant, provided by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).
The charity wanted to introduce the sessions after noticing a substantial increase in issues such as anxiety, panic, grief, stress, isolation, depression and anger during the Covid-19 outbreak, among people working for blue light and frontline services as well as members of the public.
The sessions will be provided virtually by an expert practitioner and will enable people taking part to recognise symptoms of mental health problems and provide them with coping skills to support wellbeing in their daily lives.
Each session focuses on a different area, including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, anger, and loneliness.