West Dorset Mental Health Carers Support
Bridport Rethink Relative and carers support group
5 Downes Street
Meets: on the 3rd Monday of each month between 3.30pm – 5pm
A support group providing an opportunity for carers to meet over a cup of tea. A chance to gain information and talk to others who understand. Speakers are often invited to
meetings to talk about issues of interest to carers. For further information contact Murray Rose on 01308 862880.
Dorset Mental Health Carers Forum
The Dorford Centre
Meets: on the 1st Tuesday of the month between 10am-12noon
For further information contact Karen Giles on 07866 252046.
Dorchester Carers Support Group
Meets: Last Tuesday of every month (except August & December), between 1.30pm – 3pm. A support group providing an opportunity for carers of individuals suffering with
memory problems, Alzheimers, depression, anxiety and related problems to meet over a cup of tea. A chance to gain information and talk to others who understand. Speakers are often invited to meetings to talk about issues of interest to carers. For further information contact: Helen Mullins tel: 01305 250861.
Obsessions Together – Dorset OCD support group
Support Group meetings are held on alternate months on a Wednesday evening between 7pm – 9pm at the following venues:
104 Parkstone Road
The Hanham Centre
Information, advice and support about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Contact 07837179760 for further information (mobile manned by Action Group Members).
Shaftesbury & District Carers Group
The Shaftesbury & District Carers Group operate on a drop-in basis as well as holding a monthly meeting for Carers who are mainly supporting families dealing with mental illness: working to bridge the gap where people have been excluded, to being included in normal day to day activities, and where appropriate on to employment. A centre for people of any age over 18, suffering mental disorders including Learning Disabilities.
At the HOPE Drop In Centre, 1 Bimport, Toby’s Court, Shaftesbury, there are meeting rooms (situated behind Toby's Young People's Project). Carers can pop in for a tea or coffee so that they can chat with others sharing similar problems. There are opportunities for carers to sign up for courses in: IT, jewellery making, flower arranging, and gardening.
Opening times: Monday and Tuesday 1pm – 4pm and Thursday and Friday 1pm – 4pm
For further details contact: Eileen Crewe at:
Helping Other People Evolve (HOPE)
Units 6, Plot 25C
Longmead Industrial Estate
Tel: 01747 851397
West Dorset Carer Support (supported by West Dorset Mental Health Forum)
5 Downes Street
Tel: 07866 252046
Fax: 01308 458932
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am – 5pm. Friday: 9am – 12pm.
One-to-one support, advice, information, and advocacy for carers and other family members. Support for carers groups, carers forum, raising carers issues
Weymouth Carers Support Group
Meets: fortnightly on a Friday between 10am – 1pm. For carers and friends supporting a person with a mental illness. For further information contact: Karen Giles on 07866 252046.