The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation is particularly difficult for people who are experiencing mental ill-health and emotional distress. The situation is unprecedented and will impact the way that we run our Access Mental Health Services.

To ensure the safety of our staff and the public the Retreat in Bournemouth and Dorchester will not be running as an open access service, meaning people will no longer be able to turn up or drop into the service.

The Retreat is now offering a digital space to have a conversation with peer specialists and mental health practitioners and crisis skill focussed webinars. If you feel you would like to access this, please complete the referral form here >

If you require urgent mental health support, please call our 24/7 Connections phone line (0300 123 5440) in the first instance and you will be signposted to the right service for the support you need.