Support

Help and Kindness joining the dots for care support

https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2021/10/22/helpandkindness-supporting-dorsets-response-to-the-care-crisis https://www.helpandkindness.co.uk/ “The #HelpAndKindness project “joins the dots” between residents’ needs, and providers of support across Dorset. Requests are received from residents, public sector partners and from the commercial sector. They are increasingly asking for local support for people at home. In addition to sharing details of local care agencies, #HelpAndKindness is also signposting to …

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The Vale Pantry

https://www.valepantry.co.uk/ The Vale Pantry in Sturminster Newton recently became an official charity (congratulations!) It offers low-priced food and support for people who need a bit of help. Membership is open to anyone in North Dorset struggling to make ends meet. Members pay £6 for a weekly shop worth approximately £25 and the Pantry works closely …

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Carers’ Support Dorset – Calendar entries

For more information go to: https://www.carersupportdorset.co.uk/ You will need to register with them as a Carer before doing the training or joining meetings. Online training: Wednesday 17 November, 10am–11am – Rethink Mental Health Workshop – Recovery  A session led by Rethink Mental Illness on the theme of recovery for the person you care for and how best …

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WILTSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SURVEY

If you are over 16 and have experience of local mental health support services in Wiltshire, or you are a staff member working in these services, a carer, friend, family member or supporter of someone who has used support services, please share your experiences in a short survey from mental health charity, Response. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/responsesurvey/ For …

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Are you registered with Carer Support Dorset? Lots of help and support available for your mental health

Virtual Cuppa on Wednesday 15 September, 10am-11am. Informal chat with guest speaker from Wiseability on employer engagement support. Rethink Mental Health Workshop – Dealing with Stress and Feelings on Wednesday 22 September, 10am-11am. A session on how to cope with caring and managing your stress and emotions in your everyday life. Joint monthly Drop-In session with Rethink Mental Illness on Wednesday …

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Home-Start North Dorset Groups

See details on their website: https://home-start-northdorset.co.uk/group-support/ Mothers in Mind “Mothers in Mind is a group offering mums a place to find comfort, advice and support while experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, OCD, or loneliness around the time of pregnancy or after birth. If you would like more information, please contact the office on 01258 473038 or email us via …

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Health Equality Partnership Community Insights – A Chance to make sure Rural North Dorset Issues are Heard

NewsFlash Ioana from Dorset Community Action will be attending the Peer Support Group Meeting on 4th October in Shaftesbury to talk about this June 2021 – November 2021 Help support the gathering and analysis of local health inequalities that people with enduring mental illness face. Please join a focus group discussion and have your voice …

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