Mental Health

The Grove Medical Centre mental health leaflet

We have collated a list of services to help those struggling with their Mental Health. If you are having suicidal thoughts please call us on 01935 810900 or 01935 813438 to speak to a clinician immediately, alternatively you can call the Samaritans on 116 123. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


a 24/7 helpline open to all ages. Dorset residents or people visiting Dorset can call direct on 0300 123 5440 or access via NHS 111.


Counselling or CBT is available through Steps2Wellbeing, you can self-refer via their website. We would encourage you to do this as soon as possible whilst you are motivated to seek help.


Provides confidential, non judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email or write a letter. Call 24/7 on 116 123 or email  Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you better understand them, to write a letter the address is Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA. Please visit their website for full information on all their services.


Elefriends is a supportive online community run by the charity MIND. It is for anyone aged over 18 and is a safe place to share experiences and listen to others. To sign up visit their website or it is also available as an app on both Android and iOS smartphones.

Free Apps

There are several free apps that you can download to your phone, we would recommend moodtools and memorado. These are great for helping to improve mental health so please download them and explore if you feel they will be helpful.

For Young Adults and Children


This is a text service run by school nurses for ages 11-19. You can text them on 07480 635511 between 08:30 and 16:30.


Kooth is the UK’s leading mental health & wellbeing platform for children and young people. It is available for ages 11-19 and provides regulated online forums, online counselling/chat and lots of information.

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis, you can text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support. Text 85258, all texts are answered by trained volunteers with support from experienced clinical supervisors. 

Texts are Free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3 Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile , GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telcom Plus


Childline is a free, private and confidential service for children and young people under 19 to talk about anything. Either visit their website or phone 0800 1111,  this service is usually 24/7 however please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic lines are currently open 9:00-00:00.


Papyrus is for people under the age of 25 and is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. You can contact them via their website or phone 0800 0684141 Mon-Fri 10:00-22:00, Weekends 14:00-22:00 and Bank Holidays 14:00-17:00.  You can also text them on 07786 209697 or email You can also contact papyrus if you are worried about someone you know