Building mental wellbeing together

It’s time to create the new norm, by asking people to step forward, show their strength and start talking about mental health.

About Light on

A mental wellbeing campaign by the people of Dorset for Dorset.

By simply talking with one another, we can improve their mental health. It helps to give permission and an opportunity to do this, Light on aims to give people permission.

Need to talk?


116 123 (24hrs / 7 days)

Dorset HealthCare helpline: Connection

0800 652 0190 (24hrs / 7 days)

Give us a shout:

Text SHOUT to 85258

The CALMzone:

0800 585858 (5pm till midnight daily)

Start talking to those close to you.

By simply talking with one and another, we can improve our mental health and those around us. It can start with a message or a phone call.

"The best thing I ever did was reach out to a friend"

Light on supporter


How you can help

Jump on social media, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and show your support for Light on by posting a video saying:

"It's time to talk about mental health, that's why my light is on."

And tag us in the post

All the Latest Updates

Check out all our latest news, blogs, posts and engagement from across the campaign.

Dorset service directory

A list of services from across Dorset and nationwide supporting peoples health.

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Our campaign.


A network across Dorset, growing wellbeing communications and community pledges to develop a new normal.


People experiencing this change in their social lives, their workplaces and local interactions.

Mental wellbeing

Tips, tools, interviews and events to develop a long term sustainable understanding of our mental health journey.


Creating wellbeing in yourself and others to give resilience and support in life's harder times.


A shared action and awareness partnership across public, private, charity and associations under one Light On brand.


Change the normal by interacting with people in their environments from their people.

How have you been feeling lately?

There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing. Take the short Mind Plan Quiz from Every Mind Matters to get a free NHS plan, full of tailored tips and
advice to help you manage stress, sleep better and boost your mood


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