The STARS Dorset centres will be closed on Friday 23rd and Tuesday 27th December. We will then re-open for Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th December and then close again on Friday 30th December and Monday 2nd January.

⁠During closing times, staff and volunteers will not be available so our Support Line will be closed. ⁠

⁠For those wanting support, here 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:⁠

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

RAPE CRISIS HELPLINE: If you are aged 16+ and have experienced rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse or any other type of sexual violence – or you're not sure what happened – you can talk to the national Rape Crisis Helpline on : 0808 802 9999 Website:

⁠THE SHORES:  Sexual Assault Referral Clinic (Dorset) Telephone: 0800 970 9954 Website:

⁠CHILDLINE: Telephone: 0800 1111 Website:

⁠SAMARITANS: Telephone: 116 123 ⁠Website:

⁠24 hr NATIONAL DOMESTIC ABUSE HELPLINE: ⁠Telephone: 0808 2000 247 ⁠Website: