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Access Wellbeing hub opens in The Dolphin, Poole

Access Wellbeing hub opens in The Dolphin, Poole

A new support hub, Access Wellbeing Poole, has opened in The Dolphin Poole. Access Wellbeing Poole offers a welcoming space to find support on the issues that matter to you. The hub’s friendly Wellbeing Coordinators will take the time to listen, then help people to...

A journey of self-discovery: ADHD Awareness Month

A journey of self-discovery: ADHD Awareness Month

Our collective workforce is built on people whose perspectives and expertise come from their lived experience of a broad range of conditions. As we reflect on ADHD Awareness month, we feel it important to highlight that a diagnosis needn’t be something that defines...

Pride Month – Why is Pride important? 

Pride Month – Why is Pride important? 

To share a quote “true belonging doesn’t require that we change who we are; it requires that we be who we are” - Brene Brown, and to me that is why Pride is important. When it comes to people’s mental health our sense of identity, who we are, has a huge impact on our...

Beach activities day – Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

Beach activities day – Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

This Mental Health Awareness Week come along to our beach activities day! Wednesday 17 May 2023 | Flaghead Chine, Poole | 12.30-6.30pm Pop down, play football, frisbee or rounders (and more!) or just have a cuppa and find out more about our Sports and Social groups...

Barbershop initiative offers cuts and chats

Barbershop initiative offers cuts and chats

Award winning Weymouth barbers, Barberista UK have teamed up with Dorset Mental Health Forum and local community organisations to offer men a safe space to get a free haircut whilst opening up about their mental health if they wish. The monthly sessions are run by...

How do we ‘Embrace Equity’ this International Women’s Day

How do we ‘Embrace Equity’ this International Women’s Day

At the Dorset Mental Health Forum, we believe that everyone has an equal right to enjoy all the opportunities that life can provide.  Whoever they are and uniquely in their own right.  We recognise that everyone’s circumstances and stories are different, that some...

RUOK? campaign urges young people to reach out

RUOK? campaign urges young people to reach out

Our Peer Specialist Will, who works into our Discovery Project team, shares his experience of opening up to an adult when he was struggling with his mental health. Will's blog is part of the newly launched RUOK? campaign that aims to highlight the different ways young...

‘Invisible Army’ – poem for Carers Week

‘Invisible Army’ – poem for Carers Week

As part of Carers Week (6-13 June 2022), our Peer Specialist Carer Joy has written a poem which reflects on the theme of 'Make caring visible, valued and supported'.   Invisible Army  We’re the person that tries to help, to understand, their troubles, their pain that...

Kyle’s story

Kyle’s story

Hi, my name is Kyle and I’m a Sports & Social Coordinator for the Forum. I live in Dorset with my partner and two young boys. Football is my go-to happy place as you will learn below! My story starts back in my childhood. My parents separated when I was two and my...

Amber’s story

Amber’s story

Hi I’m Amber and I’m a Young Person’s Peer. I love reading, roller derby and giraffes….oh and I’m a bit obsessed with drinking bubble tea! I’ve struggled with mental health my entire life – I don’t remember a time before, or who I even was, so all I have is the after...