Dorset has a wide range of organisations that are ready to offer support and guidance in a number of areas to anyone across the county that needs it. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


LiveWell Dorset

LiveWell Dorset supporting through free advice and coaching to become more active, lose weight, quit smoking or drink less alcohol.

NHS 111

111 online can tell you where to get help for your symptoms, if you’re not sure what to do and how to find general health information and advice.

Mental health


  • 0800 652 0190

24/7 NHS mental health helpline for Dorset.

Steps 2 Wellbeing

NHS service – self-refer to access support and psychological therapies.

Dorset Mind

A local charity supporting local people with mental health challenges.

Every Mind Matters

NHS service – expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Financial support

Step Change Debt Charity

Free and impartial debt advice
(Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm)

Citizens Advice – Debt and Money

Information to help you make the right choices, including help to deal with your debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape.

BCP Council benefits team

  • (Bournemouth) 01202 123 330

  • (Christchurch & Poole) 0345 034 4569

Local support for housing and council tax

Dorset Council benefits team

Local help with benefits.


Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire

Relationship support services in Dorset, South Wiltshire & South Somerset.

Domestic Abuse Helpline Dorset (Paragon)

  • 0800 032 5204

Offering practical and emotional support across Dorset.


BCP Council housing advice team

  • 01202 123 147

Local help with housing and homelessness.

Dorset Council housing advice team

Local help with housing and homelessness.