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Connected Minds
Dorset Mind

10 - 13 Free In-person


Liscombe Street
Dorchester, DT1 3DF
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Project runs weekly
School Term
School Holidays
Bank Holidays

The activity runs from 20 February 2024 to 20 February 2025. The Dorset Youth does not manage bookings for this activity and is not responsible for the delivery of the project. If you have any questions, please contact the organisation directly.

Referrals are required to access the service so please use the form on our website


Connected Minds is an 8-week early intervention programme for 10-13-year-olds (Years 6-8) experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and emotional problems and low attendance at school.

We empower young people to look after their own mental health by giving them the information and tools required to do so. We encourage young people to explore their reasons for not wanting to attend school and to develop a toolkit to address these issues going forward.

Dorset Mind is only currently running the Connected Minds initiative in Dorchester.

The 2-hour group begins with a welcome and check-in with time to talk, share and be mindful. The course is based on learning through experience so there will be a variety of activities to stimulate discussion and you’ll be encouraged to keep a journal throughout.

Our 8-week programme aims to help young people:

  • Become more aware of thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Understand and address worries and anxieties that affect school attendance
  • Understand the importance of the mind-body relationship
  • Develop coping skills and build resilience
  • Improve school attendance and work towards positive engagement with school

This is an early intervention and prevention service. Runs Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 term time only. Connected Minds - Dorset Mind


Dorset Mind

20-22 Wellington Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8JN


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