Mental Health Services




Mental Health Team

  • Physical Health Support Worker – Lauren Hooper
  • Dorset Mind Active Monitoring Team Leader – David Sutherland
  • Dorset Mind Adult Active Monitoring Practitioner – Naomi Duffield
  • Care Coordinator – Yvonne Boyall

Mental health is about how we behave, think and feel. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.



If you are in need of urgent medical assistance please call 999 If it is less urgent please use 111

If you have any concerns about your mental wellbeing or physical health please contact your General Practitioner (GP)


Other useful links

  • Go to your nearest A&E department or call 999
  • Contact The Samaritans free on: 116 123
  • Call the Connection – a 24/7 mental health helpline: 0845 767 8000
  • Local NHS URGENT mental health helpline: Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust - 0800 652 0190 – 24/7 and free to call.

If you are worried about the safety of a child


If you are experiencing domestic violence


Steps 2 Wellbeing

Many people experience difficulties with feeling low or depressed, finding it hard to motivate yourself or feeling more tired than usual. Steps 2 Wellbeing Service is a free, confidential NHS service for anyone aged 18+ who is registered at a GP surgery in Dorset. Offering a range of different types of treatment for people experiencing problems with low mood/depression, anxiety or stress. Some of the problems can include:

  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety (including social anxiety and generalised anxiety)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Stress

They provide support either over the telephone, face-to-face, in groups or via the internet. The use of language or British Sign Language interpreters can be arranged if required.

Self refer by clicking here

Telephone: 0800 4840500


Purbeck Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

The CMHTs provide care, advice and information for people aged 18 and over with significant mental health problems, including:

  • Schizophrenia and psychotic or delusional disorders
  • Affective disorders such as mania, manic depression and moderate/severe depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Organic Mental Disorder
  • Significant mental health problems following childbirth
  • Phobias, anxiety disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Personality disorders that cause significant distress or risk to the individual or others

If you think you are suffering with any of the above or need help please contact your GP for an appointment and possible referral.