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First Point

First Point specialises in services that promote wellbeing within the community. These include information and advice on:

  • health and wellbeing, including diet and nutrition
  • employment and volunteering, including job search, CV writing and interview skills
  • education and training with links to Bournemouth Adult Learning
  • mental health management, including mental health promotion
  • leisure activities, community walks and access to leisure
  • counselling services: self-referral to a range of services.

 First Point is also home to:

Bournemouth Community Support Time and Recovery Team 

The team provides ongoing support for people who have long term mental health needs. We:

  • listen to what you would like to achieve and support you to write an action plan
  • work with you to plan how you can reach your personal goals and aspirations 
  • support and work with you to help turn your plans into reality
  • work flexibly with you in the community or from your home
  • work with you to help you develop confidence, responsibility, and manage your personal mental health needs and recovery.

The Community Employment Support Team

The team provides support for adults with a disability who are currently receiving a service from Bournemouth Borough Council. The support enables you to:

  • find employment (under 16 hours a seek)
  • find voluntary work
  • retain employment where a health need is impacting in your role.

First Point also provides:

  • quiet space for one-to-one meetings 
  • IT suite with internet access, projector and printing
  • small meeting rooms 
  • training room including large plasma TV and computer access
  • open plan reception 
  • lounge area.

and, by appointment,

  • Smoke-Stop advisors and meetings
  • diet and nutrition advice
  • WRAPS wellness and recovery training
  • counsellors and wellbeing practitioners.

Contact us

First Point, 528 Wimborne Road, Winton,Bournemouth BH9 2EX

Tel: 01202 531339

Fax: 01202 521982

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On 1st October, First Point is changing name to First Point Connect and moving to:

First Point Connect, Alumhurst Road Westbourne BH4 8ER

Related Information


Postal Address Bournemouth Care Direct,
Customer Services Centre,
St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone Number 01202 454979
Fax Number 01202 454975
Email address Care Direct
Out of Hours Telephone Number

Out of Hours:
01202 657279

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