HIVE Directory: Support Groups

Al Anon

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
0800 0086 811

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

Providing support for people with Dementia and their carers.

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

United Kingdom
02392 429 302

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.

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

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

The Portsmouth Personal Assistant (PA) Noticeboard is a free service that lists PAs looking for work and Individual Employers looking for PAs to support them at home and in the community.

Charles Street
United Kingdom
02392 437896

Portsmouth and District MS Society

The Portsmouth and District Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a much loved and valued service for the community. 

We now run a chair yoga group on a Wednesday morning from 11am to 12 noon at Fratton Community Centre. With several of us staying on for coffee or lunch after the session at the Community Centre's very reasonable cafe.

We run another seated yoga exercise group from 10.30 - 12noon on Mondays in the Community Room at Tesco Extra, Fratton Way, Portsmouth apart from the last Monday in the month which is a coffee morning from 10am - 12 noon. All welcome - family, friends, carers.

Trafalgar Place
Off Clive Road
United Kingdom

Portsmouth Carers Service

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

Portsmouth Parent Voice

Portsmouth Parent Voice is for the parent carer of a child or young person with an additional or special need and/or disability; aged from 0 – 25 years old.

Portsmouth Parent Voice assists people to find the right support or service they need.

Lower Ground Floor, Central Library
United Kingdom
02394 350257

Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families whose son or daughter is affected by a life threatening or terminal illness. This includes parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters, grandparents and help with extended family members to support each other.

Any family can receive support from the moment of their child or young person’s diagnosis, (including antenatal and neonatal periods when diagnosis has been made) and support with young people during transition towards adult services up to the age of 18.

Rooms at Calmore Community Centre
Calmore Drive
United Kingdom
SO40 2ZU
02380 232129