Dorset Mind West

Total raised

from a target of £35,000.00

Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


Offline total


We have partnered with David Upshall Insurance Services, to offer much-needed mental health support services in Dorchester - but of course, this needs funding...

Right now, there are approximately 128,000 people in Dorset living with mental health challenges.  And there are currently few mental health services in Dorchester and West Dorset without significant waiting times

Adding to this, the recent Dorset CCG (Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group) Review recommended that the majority of statutory services should move to the east of the county.

And this is where Dorset Mind hopes to help ease the burden somewhat.  We recognise that when someone is in a mental health crisis they need help straight away - and help that is easily reached.

Apart from our Befriending Service (one-to-one individual support from a trained volunteer), Dorset Mind's support groups operate on a self-referral basis.  That is, people can simply turn up and attend a group immediately without a recommendation from a mental health professional.  This means there is no waiting to access support.

We intend to launch services by mid 2018 - a Befriending service, and two support groups: a Wellbeing in Mind group, and an activities-based Active in Mind group.  These are based on similar services we currently run.

We estimate the total cost for setting up these services (to run for a year) as follows:

Befriending - £19,000

Wellbeing in Mind -£6,000

Active in Mind - £10,000

David Upshall will be hosting various fundraising events over the next few months - please keep an eye on our social media and website for details.  Any donations towards these services will be gratefully received....

Thank you for your support.

Select the amount you wish to give

£19.00  1 hour of individual support per week for one pers

£32.00  1 hour of facilitated group support with a counsel

£32.00  1 hour of drop-in informal support per week for up

£2000.00  104 hours of Befriending one-to-one support per ye

£5000.00  This will pay for 1 x 3 hour weekly support group

Case of the Runs

Total raised:
£1152.00 (excl Gift Aid)


Total donations: £32.00



£32.00 (+ £8.00 giftaid)


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