Help and Support
As well as seeking help from your GP, there are other sources of support and advice for the bereaved.
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The Cranborne Practice and others are here to help with your mental health as well as your physical health.
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Community SWITCH - a Path to Improved Health and Well-being
At The Cranborne Practice, we want to do all we can to help you with your well-being needs.
What if together, we could do more for you?
Working with our colleagues in the Crane Valley Primary Care Network we offer a groundbreaking initiative designed to enhance local people's overall health and quality of life – Community SWITCH.
We understand that a patient's health and well-being extends beyond traditional medical care. Community SWITCH goes beyond the ordinary and empowering you with additional tools and opportunities to manage your health effectively.
Dementia Coordinator Service
Are you a carer for someone with dementia or a mental health condition?
Many people living with Dementia feel that having support along their journey will maximise independent living and prevent a crisis.
The Dementia Coordinator Service, delivered by Help & Care, is committed to supporting people to live well with Dementia.
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The Dementia Adventure Team
Integrated Adult Pan Dorset Advocacy Service
SWAN (South West Advocacy Network) is a leading independent advocacy charity – providing advocacy services throughout the south west and bordering counties since 1999. SWAN now offers an Advocacy Service across the county of Dorset.
This integrated adult advocacy service includes statutory and generic advocacy elements including:
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy including Safeguarding Advocacy, Litigation Friend and Relevant Persons Representative
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy
- Care Act Advocacy
- General / Generic advocacy
- Continuing Healthcare Advocacy
- Advocacy for parents during care proceedings
- Carers Advocacy
For more information, please follow this link to download and view a leaflet which sets out the advocacy services that they currently offer across Pan Dorset.
Local Support Groups
Other local groups providing help and support for specific needs.
Arthritis Support Group
Open Sight Hampshire
Open Sight Hampshire is a charity that supports those people in our community who are facing or living with the loss of their sight.
The Charity offers information, advice and guidance on the practical issues facing those with sight loss e.g. equipment supporting independent living (at whatever age), benefits, IT and communications as well as their organised social and support groups. FREE drop-in sessions are held on the first Monday of every month at Arch Clinic, Bartons Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1JD.
ParenTalk virtual peer support group
ParentTalk is a virtual peer support group for parent and infant wellbeing support. The group helps parents with with a child under five years of age and who experience mild-moderate anxiety, depression or low mood. Facilitated by a health visitor and community nursery nurse or a colleague from BCP Council's Early Help Family Hubs, group courses take place digitally via Microsoft Teams over a six-week period and each week focuses on a different aspect of parent and infant wellbeing. For more information visit the ParenTalk web page on the Dorset HealthCare website here:>>