Mental Health


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Live Well Dorset is a free health service provided by your council. They’ll guide you to a healthier lifestyle through advice and coaching.

Get in touch today to access your free advice and coaching.

Tel: 01305 233 105   or   0800 840 1628


Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service for Shore Medical

  • 0- 19 Service for shore patients.
  • Referrals via patient GP.
  • Mental Health issues or problems such as anxiety/depression as diagnosed and requiring early intervention.
  • Consultations offered by our Child & Adolescent Nurse Specialists – Jodi Bennett and Nicola Roscoe.
  • Treatments including CBT techniques, mood enhancing techniques, behavioural management, coping strategies and talking therapy.

Resources for signposting


Parent Help:

  • Tel: 0808 8025544 (Mon-Fri 9.30-4pm free call)



anonymous online support.

ChatHealth (11-19)

Confidential help and advice from the school nursing teams

  • TEXT: 07480 635511


phone support, drop in, youth centres. Help for MH issues plus finances, pregnancy, drug and alcohol, education. LGBT, internet safety, staying safe, sexual health

Where’s your head at

Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust CAMHS support for emotional wellbeing support


Number 18 (Quay advice 12-18)

Help and support for young people Contact – Poole Family Information Service .

Live Well Dorset

Advice and support for stopping smoking, weight management, alcohol reduction and physical activity.

Space – LGBT support

Private Counselling

Bullying Links

Anxiety Links

Chimp Paradox

Hot Cross Bun


Connections – a 24/7 mental health helpline for children and adults

  • Telephone: 0300 123 5440

Eating disorders support




Emergency Support for Mental Health

999 – Serious emergency only (life threatening crisis)

NHS contact 111 – Ask to speak to a Mental Health AdvisorSAMARITANS – Call 116123 for free or email

SHOUT – Text for crisis support 24/7 text service 85258