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Portsmouth Peer Support and Wellbeing Team

Portsmouth Peer Support and Wellbeing Team is a unique service offering 1:1 support and wellbeing groups for adults at the PositiveMinds centre in Portsmouth who are finding life difficult. We will also be offering bespoke services for people who require additional support in the community.

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The Portsmouth Peer Support and Wellbeing service is a new style of service offering peer support for anyone who feels low, worried or hopeless at the PositiveMinds Centre in Portsmouth.

Through 1:1 support and useful workshops, we can help you identify your needs and get you moving towards your goals. We also operate a 'tell us once' system: a chat with us can get you connected to your community and its services, without having to explain yourself again and again. We hope to put you in touch with the right support at the right time.

Simply book in to talk to peer support and wellbeing practitioners. The peer practitioners have lived through difficulties themselves and can relate to how you are feeling. We will work with you to identify goals and walk alongside you in your recovery journey.

We can support you with:

  • Drop-in
  • Face to face sessions
  • 1:1 Support
  • Advice and guidance
  • Workshops around managing wellbeing
  • Support Groups
  • Social inclusion
  • Graded Exposure

Please note that PositiveMinds is not a crisis centre or 'Mental Health A&E' and we don't stock or prescribe medication. For urgent support, contact the NHS on 111, or Samaritan's on 116 123

On the move...

Our services located in the PostiveMinds building on Melbourne Place will be moving to a new location, with the moving out date Wednesday March 27.

As part of the move, the Portsmouth Peer Support and Wellbeing team self referrals will be paused as of Wednesday March 13. Our drop ins will not be running from Monday March 18, but our groups hosted outside the PositiveMinds building will remain running during the transition period:

  • Men’s Group, 11am-12:30pm, Tuesdays: Make Café, 1 Cromwell Rd, PO1 5AA.
  • Art Group, 11am-1pm, Thursdays: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl, Fratton, Portsmouth PO1 5JJ.

We will keep you all updated on the move, where the new building is, and when we are ready to be back as normal. In the meantime, you can find alternative support through the mental health in Portsmouth hub

For immediate, 24/7 support you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123. If you would prefer not to talk but want some mental health support, you could text SHOUT to 85258.

UPDATE (April 2024): Opening soon... Wellbeing Centre (PositiveMinds), 38 Arundel St, Portsmouth, PO1 1NL.

Who is it for?

You can refer yourself to Portsmouth Peer Support and Wellbeing Team if you are over the age of 18 and have a GP within a PO1-PO6 postcode.

Information for professionals

If you are a professional, wishing to refer someone into our service, please complete the referral form. This link can be for referral form from any other organisation. Professionals must have consent from the individual before making this referral.

    Please note that this is not a crisis service or 'Mental Health A&E' and we don't stock or prescribe medication. We are also not a gateway into secondary mental health services.

    Contact details & opening hours

    Monday: 10.30am - 5.30pm
    Tuesday:
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    Wednesday: 10.30am - 5.30pm
    Thursday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
    Friday:
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 
    Closed

    Opening soon..
    Wellbeing Centre, PositiveMinds
    38 Arundel Street
    Portsmouth
    PO1 1NL

    T: 023 9282 4795
    E: positiveminds@solentmind.org.uk