Support

LGBTQ+ Help and Support – Great website directory from Weymouth Gay Group

https://weymouthgaygroup.weebly.com/helplinessupport-groups.html “LGBT HELPLINES / SUPPORT GROUPS Sometimes we need them, or may know a friend who may need them…. so please remember this is the place to find them. However you feel, if you need support or just a confidential chat there are many people who are there to listen and help. Sometimes we may …

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Cost of Living Survival Kit from MSE

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/cost-of-living-survival-kit/ This is an excellent guide and I thought it worth featuring here.  Financial security is obviously so important for mental health and these are very difficult times for lots of people. Find out what you can do to save pennies and pounds.  Lots of good ideas and advice.

New Blackmore Vale Partnership Support – Menopause & Carers

NEWS FROM THE HEALTH CHAMPIONS  Menopause Support Group Setting up peer support for women to help live with menopause symptoms Starts Friday 10th June and will run every 2nd and 4th Friday alternating between Sturminster Surgery and Abbey View.  Poster coming shortly! Free Refreshments Caring For Carers Coffee Morning Coffee morning  – last Tuesday of …

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More Support for Getting into Work

In addition to Dorset Work Matters (for those under CMHTs) and Wise Ability, Dorset Council has launched another initiative.  To be honest, I am not sure why there are overlapping initiatives and it would be a real help if someone could let me know! Anyway see: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/2022/04/20/residents-with-a-disability-to-be-supported-into-work/ “Residents with a disability will receive more support …

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Events at Shaftesbury Library: Police, Knitting and Dementia Action Week!

Thursday 5th May between 10am – 11am PCSO Leatt will be coming to Shaftesbury Library for an informal drop in advice and guidance session. Meet the Team! SJ 10_02_20 Back by very popular demand…Shaftesbury Library’s very own Knit and Natter group are leading a totally free knitting and crochet session on Saturday 14 May 10.00 – …

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RESPONSE – Project in BaNES, SWINDON AND WILTSHIRE

A partnership project with Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG  and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Response is working to complete this partnership project to support the work underway locally to strengthen mental health support services. The project focuses on hospital admission avoidance for mental health and facilitating earlier hospital …

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Help from Carer Support Dorset

https://www.carersupportdorset.co.uk/ 13th April  –  Dealing with Stress and Feelings 28th April  –  Increasing Emotional Resilience 5 May – Physical Intelligence Training 11 May  –  Managing Challenging Behaviour Sign up by phone on 0800 368 8349 or email [email protected] Workshops are free to carers registered with Carer Support Dorset

Parents/Carers Support Group at Stour Connect

STURMINSTER NEWTON STOUR CONNECT https://www.friendsofstourconnect.org/parents-cares-support-group Friends of Stour Connect have announced that the popular Autism Connects Support Group is changing. At the request of attendees and potential new attendees the group will run on Mondays during term time from 9:30 to 11:30am (drop in anytime between those hours). ​The focus of our group will also …

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