Dorset Mind Your Head
At Dorset Mind, we understand the impact Coronavirus and the current situation can have on your emotional wellbeing.
To read more about this, please click here
Dorset Mind Your Head’s mission is to help the children and young people of Dorset live life mentally healthy.
We support parents, carers and teachers too.
I’m in crisis now and I need urgent help – If you don’t feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help.
You can call emergency services on 999, or call Childline on freephone 0800 1111.
Samaritans are available 24/7 by calling 116 123 FREE – they’re always open and are there to listen.
Support Groups and Counselling
|Wellbeing Support Group - Christchurch||Online (Zoom)||Mondays -|
4pm to 5pm (11 to 13 yrs)
5pm to 6pm (14 to 18 yrs)
|11 to 18 yrs|
|Wellbeing Support Group - Blandford||Online (Zoom)||Thursdays -|
5.30pm to 6.30pm
|11 to 18 yrs|
|Connected Minds support group - Dorchester||Online (Zoom)||Tuesdays -|
10am to 12pm
|10 to 13 yrs|
|Counselling - Dorchester||Online (Zoom) / phone||Wednesdays (variable hours booked to suit)||11 to 25 yrs|
|Counselling - Ferndown||Online (Zoom) / phone||Wednesdays (variable hours booked to suit)||11 to 25 yrs|
|Counselling - Purbeck||Online (Zoom) / phone||Wednesdays (variable hours booked to suit)||11 to 25 yrs|
|Counselling - Christchurch||Online (Zoom) /phone, or face to face at:|
20 Southey Rd, Christchurch
|Mondays (variable hours booked to suit)||11 to 25 yrs|
|Wellbeing Check-in Service||Online (Zoom) / phone||Variable times to suit||11 to 25 yrs|
|Chillzone||Online (Zoom)||Thursdays - |
5.30pm to 6.30pm (11-13yrs)
6.30pm to 7.30pm (14-18yrs)
|11 to 18 yrs|
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I found your session helpful because I now know what Mindfulness is and how I can use it to relax myself before exams.
Enjoyed the breathing techniques you taught us – very helpful.
Helped me learn some useful techniques to deal with my stress
It’s so helpful finding out how other people cope and learning that we are all similar
‘I found everyone sharing their ways of coping so you can see what other people do so useful’
I enjoyed learning about the ways emotions can affect your body and why people feel these things / do things.
I found it so useful learning about the different ways you can control your emotions
Really helpful. Good to feel not alone and have techniques to tackle stress and understand how stress works and how the mind processes it. The breathing techniques and Mindfulness were really useful – made me realise that I could control my mental health. The most invaluable thing I learned this year!
I found your tips on how to distract yourself when you can’t get out of the way you are feeling, like focusing, really helpful.