Help and Support
Details of organisations and local groups providing help and support for specific needs.
Bridport Bereavement Support Group
Meets at Burrough Harmony Centre, The Assembly Rooms, Gundry Lane, Bridport Dorset, DT6 3RL on the 3rd Monday of every month 4pm to 5.30 pm. For more information please call 01308 428 943. Download a copy of the meeting details by following this link>>
For more than 60 years, Cruse Bereavement Support has been helping people who are struggling with grief and bereavement.
Telephone 0808 808 1677
Dorset Open Door
Dorset Open Door supports people who have been bereaved or affected by a death where the cause may be suicide or be particularly traumatic or sudden.
Telephone 01305 361361
Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time and may have been particularly traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dorset HealthCare University have put together details of support services ranging from emotional support and peer support to practical advice and guidance. Find out more on the Dorset HealthCare website by following this link>>
Mental health support
Are you experiencing a mental health problem or feeling low or anxious?
Find out how to get the support that best suits your needs on our Mental Health Support page here>>
Domestic violence and abuse
Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help.
Long Term Conditions
Parkinson's Support Group for the Lyme Regis area
A Parkinson's support group is now available for those living in the Lyme Regis area. It aims to create a group where everyone can relax and share anecdotes, ideas and wisdom in an informal, comfortable and pressure-free environment.
Wessex Cancer Trust Online Support
Wessex Cancer Trust (soon to become Wessex Cancer Support) offers free online services for people and their families dealing with cancer. Although they currently do not have face-to-face services in the west of the county (they currently offer face-to-face services from their site in Bournemouth), if there is enough demand, they will look to develop a West Dorset site.
In the meantime, to ensure everyone affected by cancer in Wessex can access emotional support, they provide online resources and peer support for you to access at home and in your own environment.
Visit their website to find out how they can support you with a range of free online cancer support services by following this link>>