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Emotional support for whatever you are facing, be it housing, money, relationships, work, or living away at uni

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PositiveMinds is a new style of service offering informal support for anyone who feels low, worried or hopeless in Portsmouth. 

We're here to help you, if you are in despair about anything – such as housing, money, relationships, work, bereavement, or living away from home at university.

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 relevant organisations around the city, like Society of St. James, Citizens Advice and Talking Change, without having to explain yourself again and again.

Simply book in to talk to trained Wellbeing Advisors. The Advisors have lived through difficulties themselves, and can relate to how you are feeling.

Who is it for?

You can refer yourself to PositiveMinds if you are over the age of 18 and are experiencing low mood, stress or a mild to moderate mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. 

You must have a GP within a PO1-PO6 postcode. Unfortunately the Guildhall Walk In Centre is now closed.

Information for professionals

Along with the self-referral above, we also accept: 

  • Referral from GPs via telephone, face to face or email
  • Warm transfer from Talking Change or Assessment to Intervention (A2i)
  • Other local services such as Citizens Advice

Please note that PositiveMinds 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-Friday: 10.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday - Sunday
: Closed

Unit 1 Middle Street

T: 023 9282 4795

Coronavirus update

Due to the latest government guidance we are now once again offering face to face appointments at PositiveMinds. You can drop in during our opening hours or call us to book an appointment. We still offer full telephone support if it suits you



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