Help, Support and Information:

Autism Wessex: 01202 483360 (Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00)

Bi-Polar UK: 020 7931 6480

Carers UK (Formerly the Carers National Association): 0207 378 4999

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS): 01305 255705

Crisis Response: 01305 361269 (Mon – Fri, 5pm – 11pm: Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays (9am – 11pm)

Cruse Bereavement Care: 0844 477 9400 (Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm)
(Dorset) 01305 260216

Depression Alliance: 0845 123 2320 (Information pack request line)

East Dorset Mental Health Carers’ Forum: 01202 481730

Eating Disorders Association (beat): 0845 634 1414 (Helpline) – 0845 634 7650 (Youthline)

First Step to Freedom: 01926 851608

Hearing Voices Network: 0845 122 8642 (Helpline: Tue, 1pm – 4pm) – 0845 122 8641 (Enquiries)

MIND Helpline: 0845 766 0163 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm)

National Domestic Violence: 0808 2000 247 (24hr Free Helpline)

OCD-UK: 0845 120 3778 (Enquiries)

Prisoners’ Advice Service: 0845 430 8923 (or) 020 7253 3323

Relate: 0300 100 1234 (To find your nearest Relate)

RETHINK (Helpline): 0207 840 3188 (Mon, Wed & Fri, 10am – 3pm: Tue & Thu, 10am – 1pm)

Samaritans: (National) 08457 90 90 90

SANEline: 0845 767 8000 (6pm – 11pm)

Shelter: 0808 800 4444 (Free housing advice helpline)

Triumph Over Phobia: 0845 600 9601

Victim Support: 0845 30 30 900

Wand Support Line: 0808 800 0312 (Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun, 8pm – 11pm)

YoungMinds: 0207 336 8445 (Enquiries)

Drugs and Alcohol:

ADFAM: 0207 928 8900 (Confidential support and information for families/friends of drug users)

Alcoholics Anonymous: 0845 769 7555 (National Helpline) – 01904 644026 (To find local group)

Al-Anon Family Groups: 0207 403 0888 (10am – 10pm, 365 days a year)

Battle Against Tranquilisers: 01179 663629

Community Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS): 01202 868268 (CADAS East) 01305 779706 (CADAS West)

Dorset Drug Intervention Programme: 01305 780087 (24hr Advice and Information)

DrinkLine: 0800 917 8282

FRANK: 0800 776600 Text 82111

National Drugs Helpline: 0800 77 66 00

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs):

Blandford: 01258 451721

Bridport: 01308 421236

Christchurch: 01202 858100

Dorchester: 01305 214500

Purbeck: 01929 557735

Shaftesbury: 01747 856711

Sherborne: 01935 816552

Weymouth and Portland: 01305 362060

Wimborne and District: 01202 858300

Citizen’s Advice Bureau:

Citizen’s Advice Bureau Adviceguide Website

Bridport Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 0844 245 1291

Dorchester Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 0844 245 1291

Gillingham Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 0844 245 1291

North Dorset Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 0844 245 1291

Sherborne Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 0844 245 1291

Weymouth & Portland Citizens’ Advice Bureau: 0844 245 1291

Advocacy, Mediation and Advice:

Advocacy (Dorset Advocacy – For people with Learning Disabilities): 01305 251033

Includes Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy: 0845 3891762

Advocacy (Dorset Mental Health Advocacy): 01305 261483

Includes Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): 01305 261483

Dorset Family Mediation: 01305 751781

Mediation Dorset: 01305 259072

StepChange Debt Charity: 0800 138 1111