Another proposal is to create two Retreats, a Retreat will be a place where people can take themselves to get the right treatment and support when they need it. These will be calm and quiet places, and will be supported by a mix of clinically qualified staff and people with lived experience.
The main difference between the Retreats and the Community Front Rooms is that the Retreat would be linked to a Community Mental Health Team and based in an NHS setting.
This means immediate access to the right level of support, be it contact with a psychiatrist or community psychiatric nurse or a peer support worker.
Retreats would provide alternatives options when someone is in mental distress, rather than them ending up at emergency departments or police stations.
In our preferred option, we propose that one Retreat would be in the Bournemouth / Poole area and the other would be in the Dorchester area.
We would like to know whether you prefer the retreat in the west of the county to be located in Dorchester or Weymouth.