Socially Connecting Shaftesbury Project

Rural Mental Health Matters (RMHM) and Mental Health North Dorset Help and Peer Support are running a new project:  Socially Connecting Shaftesbury. This is a ‘pop up’ at Shaftebury town hall to connect people living in and around Shaftesbury with all aspects of mental health and wellbeing related support/services, groups and other community organisations available in local and wider pan Dorset areas (including what is available cross 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, be that people with direct ‘lived experience’, those that are diagnosed or undiagnosed in terms of mental illness, or merely people seeking information/help for a loved one/relative/friend.

Carer Support Dorset will be in attendance at this ‘pop up’ at The Town Hall on a selection of dates.

The ‘pop up’ at The Town Hall are:

Launch Day – Mon 25th October     –  10.30am until 3.30pm 

Weds 27th October   –  10.30am until 3,30pm

Thurs 28th October  –  until 7pm

Fri 29th October      –  10.30am until 3.30pm

Sat 30th October     –      10am  until  3pm

Mon 1st November   –   10.30am until 3.30pm

Weds 3rd November –   10.30am until 3.30pm

Thurs 4th November –      2pm until 7pm

Thursday 18th November 2pm until 6pm 

Friday November 19th 2pm until 7pm


25 Oct 2021


The Town Hall
High St