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Dorset Open Door

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Open Door A New Bereavement Service for Dorset

Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time but it may be particularly traumatic at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Similarly, if someone has been bereaved by suicide, the grieving process can be complicated and distressing.

There is a range of support available to people if they have experienced a bereavement, including emotional support from charities, faith groups and healthcare organisations and practical support from local authorities and funeral directors. However, when someone is grieving, finding the right support can feel overwhelming.

That's where Dorset Open Door, a new partnership between charities, health and care organisations can help. If someone isn't sure where to go to get the best bereavement support, Dorset Open Door can help with finding support from the right organisation and guide them through the process.

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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
The service is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 99 years
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.