In these difficult and challenging times , mental health is becoming an increasing issue , non more so than that in the Rural Communities where there has been an issue for a very long time now, for example issues around public transport, Health Care at the most basic level along with isolation and loneliness.
In a lot cases in urban areas support is often on the doorstep not so in rural communities including the area we represent.
There are organisations that can provide support and a vital link to those who need help.
YANA (You are not Alone ) are one such organisation as is RURAL MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS organisation in Dorset do some excellent work in their local community and here are just a couple of them.
So if you or you know anyone who might be affected please get help and hopefully the following links will provide you with some useful information, if its not enough and we can help in anyway please contact us in absolute confidence of course and we will try an get you connected with the right people.
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright