HIVE Directory: Support Groups

Al Anon

Given the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to reassure you that Al-Anon Family Groups is still available to provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Whilst we do have a contingency plan in place there may be times when the Helpline is covered by a limited number of volunteers so please bear with us while we try to answer your call. We suggest anyone wishing to attend a meeting calls the Helpline to request a group contact.

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or has died.

United Kingdom
020 7403 0888

Boogie Mites

Boogie Mites Portsmouth offer educational music groups and sessions for Nurseries / preschools, parent and carers, parties and events. We also offer Intergenerational music sessions partnering nurseries/ preschools with local care homes and care homes with families.

All our sessions enhance learning, language and literacy skills and are in line with the EYFS.

023 9281 7274

Brunel Monday Carers Group

We meet once a week to talk, listen, let off steam but most of all to support each other

United Kingdom
02392 429302

Company of Makers

Company of Makers exists to support ex-Service personnel and their partners with transitioning from military to civilian life, no matter how long it’s been since they left the Armed Forces.

Our Armed Forces operate in challenging environments. For them, separation from loved ones, dealing with sudden change and uncertainty is part of the day job. They are trained to ‘adapt and overcome’ in the most extreme conditions.

So, what can we learn from their experiences? Week-by-week, we’ll explore the Lockdown with people who have Served in the Armed Forces and the organisations helping those in need within the military community.

Hosted by Company of Makers co-founder Steve Bomford and former submariner Mike Davis-Marks.

Cathedral House, Office 3
St Thomas' Street
Old Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Cookery and Wellbeing Sessions for Carers

Do you look after someone? Could you benefit from a break? Why not come along and try some of our carer’s cookery breaks and wellbeing sessions?

Cookery sessions are held at the Carers Centre in Southsea. Create low-cost healthy recipes to tempt your tastebuds and have fun socialising with others whilst having a well-deserved break.

Wellbeing sessions are held at our community allotment in Milton. Our community allotment provides carers with a space to gather and socialise with other carers outdoors in a beautiful setting with food and drinks provided

To access any of the breaks, cares must be registered with the Carers Centre

117 Orchard Road
United Kingdom
02392 851864

Help 4 Special Children

Help 4 Children is a small, local, non-profit making Charity that offers help to any child or family that has special needs.

107A High Street
United Kingdom
02392 379433

Informed Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Informed Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond is a grassroots, not for profit community group.
We are committed to supporting families to create community and find the information they need when pregnant, birthing and finding their way as a new family.
We facilitate three peer support groups each month.
Portsmouth Group - Second Friday of Each Month at 10am.
Fareham and Gosport Group -Third Tuesday of Each Month at 10am.
Online Group via Zoom -Last Thursday of each month at 8pm.
We also have a Facebook Support Group for peer support through pregnancy, birth, postnatal recovery and parenting.

PA Noticeboard Peer Support Sessions

Peer-support for employers and Personal Assistants. The Portsmouth PA Noticeboard brings together assistants and people who want a more personal approach to hiring an assistant within the local area.

Charles Street
United Kingdom
02392 437896

Portsmouth and District MS Society

Currently we are not holding any meet up sessions at the Good Companions.
The Portsmouth and District Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a much loved and valued service for the community. 

2 Eastern Road
United Kingdom
02392 696559

Portsmouth Carers Centre

The team is based at the Carers Centre. We start with a conversation to understand your situation and help you to work out what type of support might help. Carers often find it useful to get information and advice, support to have a break or just to have a listening ear.

117 Orchard Road
United Kingdom
02392 851864