First Point Dorset provides support with a wide range of issues, like housing, social isolation and poverty. We also have special workers who can help with mental health. Mental Health Recovery Workers work alongside people recovering from poor mental health to help their recovery in their own space. We have 4 recovery workers in our team. They cover:
- East Dorset
- The North
- West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland
Our Mental Health Recovery Workers are incredible at their job and go above and beyond for their clients. Using a holistic approach they encourage the individual to meet their own goals. Each worker is flexible and adapts to each client’s needs. They bring vast experience to their roles, and if they can’t help with something, they’ll find someone who can.
It’s very important to reach out if you need help with your mental health, and we realise it can be scary. But our service is approachable, friendly and we will try our best to support you on your journey to recovery.
Our Mental Health Recovery Workers feel it’s important to take time out for yourself and that everyone should practice ‘self-care’. This could be talking 15 minutes out to go for a walk, read a book or listen to music with your eyes closed.
Our service provides drop-ins all around Dorset where we’ll listen and help to the best of our ability. Whether that help comes from our service or signposting to other charities, we can offer support.
We understand the start of the recovery journey can be daunting, but reaching out for support can be lifesaving.
First Point Dorset is a short-term service that can support clients up to 6 months. This is not a closed-door service. Clients can be referred in or self-referred at any time.
First Point deliver drop in sessions across Dorset that act as a front door to support in addition to traditional referral routes. Our friendly staff are happy to help you with any Information, guidance or support on housing issues, maximising income, connecting with the local community, daily living or health & wellbeing.
Please contact First Point on Tel 0330 123 2550
If you are feeling low and feel that you might want to hurt yourself, call the Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)