STARS Dorset will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December until 9am Tuesday 2nd January 2024. During this time staff will not be available and neither will our volunteers so our Support Line will be closed.

For those wanting support to follow are a list of services available throughout the holiday period.

If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 999.

For telephone or text support please contact the following:

Samaritans: Telephone: 116 123 Website:

Connection – Dorset’s 24 hour mental health helpline Telephone: 0800 652 0190

24 hr National Domestic Abuse Helpline  Telephone: 0800 2000 247 Website:

Childline Telephone: 0800 1111 Website:

Shout (Text Support) Text: 85258 Website:

The Shores - Sexual Assault Referral Clinic (Dorset) Telephone: 0800 970 9954 

If you are struggling with symptoms from your trauma such as Nightmares, Flashbacks, Panic Attacks or Sleep Disturbance please click on the relevant symptom from our self-help resources pages.