Gillingham and Shaftesbury Carers Support Group

Open to: Carers

Gillingham Community Church (SP8 4AG) & Father’s House (SP7 8PH)

We meet on Wednesdays, from 10am until 12pm. On the 2nd week of the month in Gillingham and the 4th week of the month in Shaftesbury.

Group Coordinator: _

We are a small, well-established voluntary peer support group whose members are carers of people with lived experience of mental illness. We are reaching out to new members to come and join us to help the group grow and expand, as we know firsthand how valuable this support can be. We offer a friendly and safe place where we can share experiences and signpost each other to resources.

We meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 10am until 12pm.

On the 2nd week of the month, we meet in Gillingham at Gillingham Community Church, Wessex House, 8 High Street, Dorset, SP8 4AG. Then on the 4th week of the month, we meet in Shaftesbury at Father’s House, Christy’s Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8PH.

Please feel free to call us for a chat for further information. The best way to contact us is via our email:

You might also be interested in Rethink Dorset Carers Support Service who provide one to one and group support on a wide range of topics, including specialist emotional support, targeted 1:1 support to identify and achieve personal goals, navigating the mental health system, information on conditions, medications, as well as carers rights. For more information email

Everyone Welcome – Please join us!