Health and wellbeing resources - Public Health Dorset

Health and wellbeing resources

LiveWell Dorset – supporting the health & wellbeing of residents in Dorset

Overview

Phone Number

Website

Healthy lifestyle choices

0800 840 1628

https://www.livewelldorset.co.uk/

Quit for COVID - stop smoking support

0800 840 1628

https://www.livewelldorset.co.uk/stop-smoking/

 

Mental health

Overview

Phone Number

Website

Resources to help look after your mental health

N/A

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Steps 2 Wellbeing – mental health support self-referral

N/A – self-refer online

https://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/

Samaritans – 24/7 crisis support

116 123

https://www.samaritans.org/

  

Domestic abuse

Overview

Phone Number

Website

Useful links to support for those affected by domestic abuse

Always call 999 in an emergency.

You can also call 101 for non-emergencies

Find lots of useful links and helplines organisations and charities offering support: 

https://www.dorset.police.uk/abuse-help

Refuge 24-hour national domestic abuse helpline

0808 2000 247

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

Access to food

Overview

Phone Number

Website

Healthy Start vouchers – a national scheme that offers families, with young children, vouchers towards the cost of fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

0345 607 6823

To apply visit: https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/

Free school meals are available for children whose parents are receiving certain benefits

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/voucher-scheme-launches-for-schools-providing-free-school-meals

 

BCP: https://www.poole.gov.uk/schools-and-education/schools-and-colleges/free-school-meals/

 

Dorset: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/education-and-training/schools-and-learning/at-school/free-school-meals.aspx

Food banks

 

BCP: https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/News/News-Features/COVID19/Find-help-or-help-your-community/How-to-get-help/Food.aspx

 

Dorset:

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/care-and-support-for-adults/adult-social-care-pdfs/dorset-food-bank-information-directory-2020.pdf

Council community response

Overview

Phone Number

Contact

Dorset Council

01305 221000

communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

 (Email)

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (BCP)

0300 1237052

https://togetherwecan.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/services/carepackageapplication/

(Online application form to ask for help) 

 

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