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Mental Health

Support for All
Families & Carers

Support for All

Mental Health Services in Dorset

Details of mental health services in Dorset with contact numbers.



Help & support as well as family support and info.


T:  0300 123 3393

Dorset Mind

Local branch of national Mind - serving people with mental health problems in the Dorset area since 1947.


T:  01202 551660


Providing a safe place to talk to someone in the Bournemouth and surrounding areas.


T:  116 123

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness provide a range of over 100 useful factsheets on topics from medication to the Mental Health Act.


The Retreat

The Retreat aims to provide you with a safe and welcoming environment where you can discuss your problems and work towards solutions.


Staffed by both mental health professionals and peer specialists (people who have their own lived experience of mental health issues), The Retreat offers out-of-hours support and advice on self-management.

Support for Adults

Chestnut Nursery

A plant nursery providing work rehabilitation in a supportive environment for adults with severe and enduring mental illness.

W:  Chestnut Nursery (

T:  01202 685999


The Steps to Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential, NHS service for to people aged 18+ registered with a GP in Dorset or Southampton.


T:  0300 7900 542

Support for Families & Carers

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Advice and services from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust.

W: Dorset HealthCare :: Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS)


Support for Professionals

CAMHs Referrals

Guidance for multi-disciplinary therapeutic intervention for moderate to severe mental health problems in children and young people, aged 0-18.

W: C_CAMHs Referral Guidance updated 11-07-17 (

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