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We have compiled a list of other services which you might find helpful.

Urgent & Emergency Care

Staywell Dorset will help you find which urgent or emergency care team you should see

Wait Less App this will show you the shortest waiting time for local emergency and urgent care services

Local Hospitals

Royal Bournemouth Hospital   01202 303 626

Poole Hospital                       01202 665 511

Christchurch Hospital             01202 486 361

Victoria Hospital Wimborne    01202 841 101 - has a minor injury unit

NHS Choices Service Finder  provides information on NHS services near you such as dentists, podiatrist, physiotherapists and chiropodists

NHS UK has an extensive range of information on a wide range of health problems

Dorset Health DHUFT provide a number of local services listed here including lots of support services

Musculoskeletal Problems

Self referral to physiotherapy can be done at a number of locations including St Leonard's hospital


Mental Health

Steps2 Wellbeingis the local NHS counselling service for adults and you can self refer to them

KOOTH is an online counselling service for young people

MIND are a charity with lots of information and resources online

The Retreat is an open access service in Bournemouth for people in a crisis related to their mental health

The Samaritans can provide emergency advice for people in a crisis also, you can also call 111 out of hours for support

Dorset Recovery Education Centre (REC) provides education and training for people affected by mental health problems

Connections is a 24/7 helpline for support with mental health problems 0300 123 5440

Every Mind Matters is a NHS resources with lots of advice on mental health support

Support for Families

Dorset council  have a list of support for family including Family Partnership Zone

Dorset council  also have a list of parenting courses including Incredible Years, support with challenging behaviour

Family Counselling Trust are a charity that can help with counselling for children and young adults



Pregnancy self referral if you are more than 6 weeks pregnant you can self refer to Poole Hospital for care

Pregnancy and baby guide provides extensive information about pregnancy including screening tests and also diet & supplements

Mental health problems and pregnancy this guide explains some important points about mental health in pregnancy

Other services

Dentist Finder we cannot provide dental care but here is a list of providers that do

Dorset council have a list of support service related to domestic violence

Sexual health testing locations are listed here

Livewell Dorset free support for health and wellbeing including stopping smoking, losing weight, alcohol and keeping active

Reach provide drug and alcohol support services locally

The social care services have extensive information and directories online and can also be contacted using the links below.

Adult Social Services  

Children's Social Services

Local Groups

Ferndown University of Third Age have a directory of local groups


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