Socially Connecting Shaftesbury - LAUNCH DAY MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER 10.30 AM - 3.30 PM

Published: October 2021

Rural Mental Health Matters (RMHM) and Mental Health North Dorset Help and Peer Support have received a National Lottery 'Connecting Communities' Grant in order to jointly run a new rural outreach project.

'Socially Connecting Shaftesbury' is about connecting people living in rural North Dorset with all aspects of mental health and wellbeing related support/services, groups and other community organisations available in Dorset and borders of Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

The 'pop up' will enable us to talk to local people about what matters to them in terms of mental health and wellbeing. This project will help RMHM capture the 'evidence' re challenges and barriers people face living in rural North Dorset from their personal experiences. There are many issues facing people who live in rural/remote areas, including loneliness and isolation.

As a free to the public 'drop in' project, we will be offering a place for people to pop in for a cuppa and a chat at a central high street location, which is fully accessible.


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