Dorset Open Door

Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time and for some people,  it can be additionally traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have been bereaved by suicide, the grieving process can be even more complicated, distressing, uncertain and confusing.

Dorset Open Door, acknowledges that everyone has a different experience of bereavement. The team will listen to you and in the context of your personal experience, circumstance, strengths and resources help you to navigate support and advice that is right for you.

You can contact Dorset Open Door by calling 01305 361 361 or emailing


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About the service

Dorset Open Door is a partnership of local and national bereavement charities and health and care organisations working together to make sure you get the support you need.

Its purpose is to bring together the expertise of individuals, communities and services which support people in Dorset who are bereaved by COVID-19 or suicide, to enable people to get the support that they need, at the right time, by the right people. This may be practical support, emotional support or counselling, courses, peers support or opportunities to commemorate or remember.

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