Details of emergency or crisis services can be found below
FOR CONCERNS RELATING TO THE SAFETY OR WELFARE OF A VULNERABLE ADULT OR CHILD:
Mental Health Urgent Care services for West Dorset 01305 361269
Dorset first point 0845 3106843
West Dorset local offices for Adult and Children’s services:
Weymouth and Portland- 01305 760139
Bridport- 01308 422234
Dorchester- 01305 251414
North Dorset- 01258 472652
Sherborne 01935 814104
FOR CONCERNS RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:
Dorset-Refuges and Women’s Domestic violence outreach service can both be accessed on 0800 0325204
National Helplines relating to Domestic Violence
National Domestic Violence Helpline – 08082 000247
National centre for Domestic Violence (free legal advice) 08709 220704
Men’s advice line (national helpline for male victims) 0808 8010327
Forced Marriages Unit - 0207 008151
Women’s Aid/Refuge 24hr Helpline - 0808 2000247
Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Victims - Broken Rainbow - 0300 999 5428 or 08452 60 44 60
Mon 14.00-20.00; Wed 10.00-13.00; Thurs 14.00-20.00
Support for Male Victims - Respect - 0808 801 0327
Help for the Perpetrator - Respect - 0845 1228609
Support for Young People - thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk
Samaritans 116 123
NHS Helpline 111
Childline 0800 1111
Debt helpline 0808 808 4000
Victim Support: 0845 38 99 528
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.