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

Barnardos-Portsmouth early help and prevention project

COVID-19 Update: Open as normal. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Barnardos help children going through trauma, abuse, exploitation and hardship.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 882429

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.

07956 996779

Brunel Monday Carers Group

Group currently suspended due to COVID-19. All activities are running via the internet. Please call for details.

Talk to, listen to and support other carers of people with dementia.

United Kingdom
02392 429302

Cookery for Carers

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

Please check Facebook page for when this service is restarting

United Kingdom
02392 841762

Help 4 Special Children

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

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.

MS Society(Multiple Sclerosis 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

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

Parenting Network

The Parenting Network is a not-for-profit social enterprise located in Portsmouth that provides a much loved and much needed service for local families. We are working to build a supportive community of families and drive forward social change through education on positive parenting and best practice.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02393 870198