Advice and Support in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Mental Health Alliance

– bringing our city together to improve mental health and wellbeing for all

A collaboration of partners working together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of everyone living and working across the city. The partnership involves representatives from local communities including voluntary organisations, healthcare providers and businesses. The Alliance is supported by Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group and Solent NHS Trust.

Packed with useful information and signposting to local support services, these recorded workshops are ideal for community groups to circulate to their members, or host a showing during a virtual meeting. More are planned for 2021, so watch this space.

Coronavirus and Mental Health  

The first of a series to reach out to communities in Portsmouth, to raise public awareness of the impact of coronavirus on mental health and wellbeing, and share information about where support is available. 

Dealing with Money Worries 

An informative online workshop about financial difficulties, debt and the impact on mental health.  Learn practical steps and find out about support to help you manage your money worries not just during Covid-19 but beyond too.

Hive Portsmouth

HIVE Portsmouth is working with Solent NHS, Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group and Portsmouth City Council, together with organisations across the city, to provide a coordinated community response to protect people as much as possible. If you are an individual who is in need of help please call the helpline: 02392 616709

Healthwatch Portsmouth

Independent voice for Portsmouth residents about health and social care support.


Kooth digital counselling and emotional wellbeing service is now available for young people in Portsmouth. Offers a free digital counselling and emotional wellbeing service for young people from January 2021.

Switched on Portsmouth

Information and support about pay-as-you-go and prepayment meters for those who are vulnerable and self isolating and those in financial distress.

Portsmouth Coronavirus Support Group

Online group set up on Facebook by the local community to support residents who may be vulnerable or self-isolating due to Coronavirus. Join the Facebook page for reliable information and informal support. Also have local volunteer mutual aid groups across the city offering practical support such as shopping, collection of prescriptions, dog walking etc.

Positive Minds 

Support for Portsmouth residents struggling to cope with emotional difficulties and distress. Wellbeing Advisors are currently operating support via telephone conversations.

Advice Portsmouth

Offers free independent legal and financial advice for Portsmouth residents.

Citizens Advice Portsmouth

For those worried about unemployment, debt, benefits and other financial challenges they may be suddenly facing.

Aurora New Dawn

For those seeking support because of experiencing domestic abuse.

Stop Domestic Abuse

Hampshire based charity providing support phoneline and emergency accommodation.