Mental Health


Shore Adult Mental Health Service.

The service is for all Shore patients age 18+. We understand that your mental health is as important as your physical health.

Multi-disciplinary team consisting of:

  • GPs when appropriate for ongoing care
  • Adult mental health Nurse therapist dealing with complex mental health symptoms and assess need, refer to specialist services and potentially treat mental health difficulties within Shore GP Surgeries
  • MIND mental health practitioners offering short-term interventions to address issues with mild depression and mild anxiety.
  • Health and Social Care Workers providing time-limited support for patients with long term physical health conditions, social isolation, domestic violence, and accommodation issues.

You may be referred into this team by your GP or through our Care Navigation team from our Klinik portal.

Counselling Options

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Therapist Search| BACP
  • Type what you’re looking for into the search box then use the filters if you want to narrow your search further. If you are searching for Therapists or Trainers & supervisors, please remember to add the City or postcode.
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (
  • You can check this directory and find a counsellor specialised in the area you are seeking support. They are all registered counsellor and you can find information about their background, services, as well as their fees.

Counselling Information Trust

  • 01202 722336
  • They are a registered mental health charity that provides free or low-cost counselling depending on your income. They are currently operating.


  • 01202 859354
  • They offer counselling to those in the community who find it difficult to access counselling. In particular, the service is provided on an affordable contribution basis to those on a low income. It doesn’t specify on their website about the types of counselling they offer but they should be able to give you information when you give them a call.

Oaks Counselling

  • 07580 502179
  • They are matching you with a qualified practitioner in your area and they are currently providing support. You can either call their number or fill out a form for referral. Their cost of sessions is £40 for individuals. The initial assessment is charged at half price: £20 for individuals.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service for Shore Medical

  • 0-19 years 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

Dorset Mind


The Sleep Charity


ChatHealth (11-19)

  • Confidential help and advice from the school nursing teams
  • Tel: 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
  • Home – UP in BCP

Where’s Your Head At

Live Well Dorset


Private Counselling

Bullying Links

Anxiety Links

Chimp Paradox

Hot Cross Bun



  • A 24/7 mental health helpline for children and adults
  • Tel: 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 Advisor
  • SAMARITANS – Call 116123 for free or email
  • SHOUT – Text for crisis support 24/7 text service 85258

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Suicide Bereavement Service – Dorset Open Door

Set up to support those who are bereaved by suicide or suspected suicide we will walk those initial steps with people, signposting and supporting them to access the services which might help in their recovery. For more information please head to: Dorset HealthCare :: Dorset Open Door

We accept both self-referrals and referrals from professionals which can either be completed as an enquiry form on our webpage, via telephone or email.

Tel: 01305 361361