Mental Health & Wellbeing

Are you struggling to cope?

If you are struggling to cope, or feel yourself nearing a breakdown, Access Mental Health is here to provide help. It offers a range of services which provides support at times and places when people need it the most. You dont need to be referred by your GP or other Health Professional, you can reach out for help when you need it. Mental Health professionals and peer support workers will be on hand to help you avoid a crisis and help you find the path to recovery.

Please click here to access The Lifeline Leaflet

Help Available

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, or just want to feel happier, please click here for help available.

There's separate information on where to get urgent help for mental health.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Sadly thousands of people in the UK, end their life each year, by suicide. Everyone can help play a part, by paying attention to the wellbeing of people in our community such as friends, colleagues and indeed anyone who you may be worried about. If you would like further awareness on how to help others please click the link below.

Zero Suicide Alliance offers free modules to provide training on how to identify people who have become socially isolated or who may be getting suicidal thoughts. These short modules are suitable for everyone (not just health care providers) and provide simple help and guidance.

Please click here to access training

Psychological Therapies / Steps to Wellbeing

Low mood? Anxious? Depressed?


Talking therapies can be helpful for anyone experiencing a range of difficulties and problems. Perhaps you may be suffering from some kind of personal loss or may be struggling to overcome more generalised anxiety or depression.

The service can help you:

  • Address present problems.
  • Perhaps explore past events which may be affecting the present.
  • Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new coping strategies.
  • Make decisions or changes for the future in a non-judgmental supportive environment.

The service aims to offer:

Support for people in Dorset who are suffering from common mental health problems such as:

Depression and low mood

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Specific Phobia
  • Panic Disorder
  • Stress

There are a number of services available to patients.

Workshops including:

  • Relaxation and managing your stress
  • Sleep
  • Art of Assertiveness

Self-help which may include guided self-help, focusing on the current situation and helping you to move forward.

Sign-posting to other useful local and national resources, including books, websites and organisations.

Talking therapies such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy, working with a professional who can help you to gain skills and techniques to better understand and manage your life.

This is a free and confidential NHS service currently operating through Dorset GP surgeries and is open to anyone aged 16 and over.

All that is required of you is a commitment to engage with the service/treatment.

What happens next

You can self-refer to Steps to Wellbeing or phone 0300 790 6828

If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the service please do not hesitate to contact the admin team to discuss your referral.  We can direct you to the most suitable service if this is not ours.

Extended Menu of Services

 Are you feeling low, anxious or depressed?

 Would you like to make a positive difference to your quality of life, by taking control of your emotional health and well-being? 

We now have a choice of services that will offer you the advice and support you may need.

Click here for more information on our extended menu

Royal Crescent Surgery
Tel: (01305)
25 Crescent Street

New Patients Welcome