Share your story

Share your experience

Share our journey

Promoting Wellbeing and Recovery in Dorset through lived experience expertise.

DMHF Social Connection

Who we are

We are a values-based charity influencing social change and advocating for social justice in Dorset and beyond. We aim to increase understanding of mental health, wellbeing and Recovery, challenging prejudice around people’s experiences of mental distress and trauma, through our own lived experience expertise, education and co-production.

What we do

We utilise our collective lived experience expertise to influence and shape local services and increase understanding. We work alongside others, creating space for individuals, organisations and communities to identify and build on their strengths and resources to bring about lasting change.

Greenhouse Meeting
Greenhouse Meeting

What we do

We utilise our collective lived experience expertise to influence and shape local services and increase understanding. We work alongside others, creating space for individuals, organisations and communities to identify and build on their strengths and resources to bring about lasting change.

What you can do - Dorset Mental Health Forum

What you can do

We think this is a critical time for understanding mental health. Together we can make change happen and shape a new future for people, based on people’s experiences.

Your Voice

The Forum is built on the experiences, life learning and journeys of people across Dorset. By sharing our stories we can make sense of our experiences and support others.

Our Impact

We aim to make a difference and positively impact the lives of as many people and communities as possible. During 2021 there were:

hours of Lived Experience expertise provided

individuals benefiting from direct contact

courses, groups and drop ins

Our Projects

Our Projects aim to increase understanding of mental health and to support and enable people to live the lives they wish to live.

Oak Tree - Dorset Mental Health Forum

Recovery Education

Crisis Project - Dorset Mental Health Forum

Crisis Support

Simon Putnam - Dorset Mental Health Forum

Advocacy

Social Connection - Dorset Mental Health Forum

Social Connection