You have come to the right place - so what happens now?
To find out a little bit more about you we will ask you four simple questions:
1. Do you have a long term health condition?
2. Do you feel that you are suffering from anxiety or depression? Please click here for more information about common mental health problems.
3. Would you like help to feel better?
4. Are you aged 18 or over?
5. Are you registered with a Dorset GP surgery?
If you answer 'yes' to all of them, it means you may be eligible for our service and we can try and help you feel better.
If you have come to the site for help with anxiety and low mood or depression but don’t have a long term health condition Steps to wellbeing Dorset are here to help please click here to be taken to their site.
The Dorset Steps 2 Wellbeing Service for LTHC accepts self-referrals. This means you can contact the service directly without going through your GP (we will inform your GP that you have made contact).
We also accept referrals from your GP or healthcare professional so whoever you see to support you with your LTC can refer you to the Steps 2 wellbeing team.
If you need any additional support to access our service (e.g. interpreter, audio materials etc) just let us know.
If you are feeling very distressed, despairing or suicidal and need immediate help please contact your GP and request an emergency appointment, contact the Samaritans on 116 123, or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
If your GP surgery is not open, you can contact the NHS Out of Hours Medical Service on 111. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones. You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. If you feel at harm to yourself or from other – go straight to your nearest Accident and Emergency.
If you are concerned that someone else is very distressed and might be considering suicide please encourage them to contact their GP and make an emergency appointment. Alternatively you might wish to encourage them to speak to the Samaritans on 116 123.
If you are concerned that someone is about to act on thoughts of hurting themselves you might wish help them attend the nearest Accident and Emergency Department. Alternatively, you may choose to contact the Police on 999.
Similarly, if you become concerned that someone is at risk of hurting somebody else
If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Tel: 116 123
(TEXT MESSAGE ONLY number available on 07725 909090)
There are also local Samaritans branches across Hampshire and Dorset.