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Local and national support services


AFC Bournemouth want to raise awareness of important local and national support services across a wide range of topics that supporters may find useful.

Here are some key links that supporters may find useful on a number of important topics:

Mental health

Dorset Mental Health Forum - https://www.dorsetmentalhealthforum.org.uk/ - Promoting wellbeing and recovery in Dorset through lived experience expertise

Mind - https://www.mind.org.uk/ – Provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ - Information on a range of support services available

Kooth – https://www.kooth.com/ - online mental wellbeing community for anyone up to the age of 18


Frank – Honest information about drugs, their effects and the law alongside advice and support

NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/addiction-support/ Information on a range of support services available

Reach - Reach Drug & Alcohol Services - EDP Drug & Alcohol Services Providing drug and alcohol services across Dorset

We are with you - Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole - With You (wearewithyou.org.uk) Providing drug and alcohol service across BCP


GamCare - Home - GamCare - The leading provider of support for anyone affected by problem gambling in Great Britain – Offers free information, support and counselling from problem gamblers in the UK  

GordonMoody - Gordon Moody - Tackling Gambling Addiction – The UK’s leading charity dedicated to providing support and treatment for gambling addiction

Big deal - Home - BigDeal – Gambling support and advise for young people

Be Gamble aware - BeGambleAware®: Gambling Help & Gambling Addiction | BeGambleAware – Free confidential help and support to anyone who’s worried about their – or someone else’s gambling


Space youth project - https://www.spaceyouthproject.co.uk/ - Supporting young people who are or may be LGBT+ and empowering them to have positive self-esteem

Over the rainbow – https://rainbowdorset.co.uk/ - NHS initiative for the local LGBTQIA+ community, information sexual heath, sexual identity and sexuality


The Mix – The Mix - Essential support for under 25s The UK’s leading support service for young people

Beat - The UK's Eating Disorder Charity - Beat (beateatingdisorders.org.uk) – Resources, advice and support services for around eating disorders

Cruse - Get support - Cruse Bereavement Support – Providing bereavement support information

Age UK - Age Concern Online Shop (ageisjustanumber.org.uk) – Information and advise that covers every aspect of later life

Scope - https://www.scope.org.uk/ - Equality for disabled people

Supporter groups

Talking Cherries - https://www.talkingcherries.org.uk/

Proud Cherries - Twitter page https://twitter.com/proudcherries - Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ProudCherries/

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