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Connection

Connection is available 24 hours, 7 days a week

Connection

The Connection is a free, 24/7 helpline providing mental health advice and support for all ages.

Key information

Call Connection on 0800 652 0190

Get immediate advice about your mental health from Connection.

The Connection, part of the Dorset Crisis Response Service, is an NHS helpline solely focused on non-emergency mental health issues. Any time of day or night, if you are feeling mentally unwell and want advice and support or would like information about how to manage your mental wellbeing, Connection provides this service.

This is an easy route to get help. You do not need to be referred by your GP or other health professional. Connection will either support you directly or signpost you to a range of other services.

Call free on 0800 652 0190 or visit the website for more information, including virtual drop-ins.

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