HIVE Directory: Your Emotional Well-Being

HIVE Portsmouth

The HIVE Portsmouth works with local people, groups and organisations in a way that recognises and nurtures the strengths of individuals, families and communities and helps to build independence and self-reliance.

Central Library
Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
023 9400 7124

Hive Volunteering

HIVE volunteering matches volunteers skills to volunteering opportunities across the city. Volunteering gives the opportunity to develop new skills, new relationships and to give something back.

Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 841280

Independence and Wellbeing Team

Social Groups
We support a range of social groups for people aged over 50 because we know how easy it is to lose touch with colleagues and friends over the years, and what a difference it makes to your independence and wellbeing when you enjoy your social life.

Our groups

These groups are supported by a facilitator from our Independence and Wellbeing Team. We can introduce you to the group and help you settle in. If you are interested in attending, please call 023 9284 1762.

The groups are based in Landport, Somerstown and Portsea. Activities are chosen by the group and often include guest speakers, quizzes and games, information on health and wellbeing services, raffles, bingo, trips out and plenty of fun, laughter and chats over a cup of tea.

There is a small weekly fee to cover the group’s room and refreshment costs.

Yoga in the Park
Every Wednesday morning at 10am, meet at the fountain in Victoria Park.
Come along for a yoga session in Victoria Park. The sessions are currently funded, though any donations are welcome on the day to go towards the continuity of the project. Come and try out the sessions to try an gentle session of yoga, for all abilities.

Independent groups

These groups run independently. If you’re interested in attending, contact the group directly.

The team set up a range of social groups across the city, which now run independently. They include craft groups, New Age Kurling, and friendly get-togethers over a cup of tea. For information about the groups search “GP social groups” on the Healthwatch directory.

023 9284 1762


Kooth is a free online counselling and wellbeing support service, which is available to all young people aged 11-25 in Portsmouth.

Young people can chat to Kooth’s helpful team via message or live chat. They can also join conversations on discussion boards, write their own daily journal and read helpful articles featuring personal experiences and tips.

There are no waiting lists or referrals, just visit and register anonymously. The site is available 24/7 with counselling available 12pm – 10pm on weekdays and 6pm – 10pm on weekends.

0203 984 9337

Landport Community Centre

Now part of Enableability

Community Centre and Cafe

Office hours:
We open every day from 09:00am to 15:30pm

United Kingdom
023 9229 6703

Learning Place

The Learning Place is Portsmouth City Council's Community Learning Service.

Our service an adult education service, which includes Family Learning. It offers courses to anyone over the age of 19 and families in the community.

ages are 19+ and their 19th birthday must have been before 1st August of the current academic year that the course is running.

The Community Learning Service Provides opportunities for high quality friendly and enjoyable learning, covering themes of Learning For Work, Learning for Life, and Learning for Pleasure.

6 Derby Road
North End
United Kingdom
02392 621860

Med3 Music

Med3 Music is a Portsmouth based music group for people experiencing enduring mental health problems. We offer peer to peer support & social interaction for members who may otherwise be socially isolated through a shared musical experience.

c/o North End Baptist Church
195 Powerscourt Road
United Kingdom
07933 748585

MHA Live at Home

Live at Home was established in 1989 by MHA, a charity providing care homes, housing and support services for older people throughout Britain.

Over 50 Live at Home Schemes now operate across the UK, enabling older people to maintain their independence and live more fulfilled lives.

These services aim to relieve social isolation and encourage older people to take an active part in the communities in which they live.

Trafalgar Place
United Kingdom
02392 780500

Milton Piece Community Allotment

Eastney and Milton Allotment Holders Association is an Association of plot holders on the Eastney Lake, Hope Cottage and Milton Piece allotment sites. These are known collectively as the Eastney and Milton Allotments.

It is a self-help organisation that exists to:

Improve facilities at each site
Represent plot-holders' views collectively to the City Council
Organise events and social functions.
It is run by a committee that is elected annually by members at the Annual General Meeting. All those who work in the shop are either on the committee or volunteer their time to the Association.

Locksway Road
United Kingdom
07738 028329

Minstead Trust

The Minstead Trust provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities to experience activities that help improve their health and independence.

95 Warren Avenue
United Kingdom