A HUGE HUGE thank you from my heart to all who came out on Christmas Day to flow with me and help raise awareness and funds for Mind Dorset and support each other.
It was such a special moment in my Yoga teaching life and it was by far the best! A big thank you also to those of you who donated via our just giving page (see below for link-still time to donate) and who donated on the day. Our target was £200 and once all the money from the day has been uploaded I think we will of hit it! woo hoo!
‘Dorset Mind is a mental health charity that has been supporting local people with mental health difficulties since 1946. We educate, challenge stigma and provide support towards peoples’ wellbeing and recovery towards positive mental health in Dorset. Although an affiliate of national Mind we generate all our funding and do not receive income from Mind or the high street shops.’
If anyone is struggling this Festive time here are a few useful numbers:
Please use the following links if you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
If someone is in immediate danger:
If you or someone else is in serious risk of death or injury, call 999 and ask for police, fire and/or ambulance.
For other crisis situations
The first step to take is to call your GP or other allocated health professional (e.g Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)). You will be able to make an emergency appointment to see your doctor, or speak to them on the phone. For out-of-office hours, please call 111.
Call your local Mental Health Crisis Team
West Dorset – 01305 214500
Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset – 01202 609821
Someone to talk to
If you are desperate to talk to someone, the Samaritans can help – they offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
Call 116 123 (24hr)
This is a FREEPHONE number, which can even be called from a mobile that has no credit, and the call will not appear on the phone bill.
Call the Mind Infoline
The Mind Info Line can be contacted on 0300 123 3393. This is a useful source of mental health information (including legal information where necessary). The Mind national web site can be accessed by clicking on: www.mind.org.uk
To find local mental health services in YOUR area, click here.
Festive well wishes