Dorset Mind is a mental health charity that has been supporting local people with mental health difficulties since 1946. We educate, challenge stigma and provide support towards peoples’ wellbeing and recovery towards positive mental health in Dorset. Although an affiliate of national Mind we generate all our funding and do not receive income from Mind or the high street shops.
Dorset Mind aims to help people to cope with their mental health problems and to rebuild their lives. Mental health problems can affect anyone: around one in four people will suffer from some form of mental health problem during their lifetime. The most common forms of mental health problems are anxiety and depression, but there are many others, including bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Suffering from a mental health problem – especially a severe problem – can have a devastating effect on the sufferer’s life. They may lose their job, their family and their friends.