We will be introducing two new retreats which will be located in Bournemouth and Dorchester.
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 will 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 will provide alternatives options when someone is in mental distress, rather than them ending up at emergency departments or police stations.