Local services

Find out more about the free local services available to you.

Sharing our thoughts and feelings can often be hard and it isn’t uncommon to feel uncomfortable doing so.

Opening up about your feelings can feel like a relief and is good for your health. There are many kinds of support available in Portsmouth for this.

If you need urgent help, you can call 111 – the NHS non-emergency number. They have specialist nurses who can support both adults and young people. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free from any phone. You can also visit NHS 111 online.

If you need emergency medical help immediately, call 999.

If you’re not sure where to get support, call 0300 123 6621 (Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm) to talk to the Portsmouth Mental Health Hub team. The team of friendly experts at the Portsmouth Mental Health Hub have great knowledge of the different services available in Portsmouth and the ability to refer you to the right service for you.

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Amparo

Amparo is a support service for anyone affected by suicide in Hampshire. The service provides 1:1, to family or colleague group sessions in-person or over the phone.

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Families In Mind

Families In Mind supports parents in the transition to parenthood. It aims to improve emotional wellbeing, parenting confidence and early relationships with baby.

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Kooth

Kooth is a free online counselling and wellbeing support service. It offers a safe and anonymous virtual space for young people (aged 11-25) to find support and counselling in a way that suits them.

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Positive Minds

Positive Minds offer a unique service for adults feeling low, worried, or hopeless. The team of peer practitioners offer both 1:1 support, wellbeing groups, and have their own experiences with mental health.

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Remind

The Remind team at Solent Mind offer free advice and support to dementia patients and their carers across Portsmouth.

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Shout

Shout offers anonymous mental health support via text for people of all ages. The service is free, confidential, and available at any time.

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Student Wellbeing Service

If you’re a student at the University of Portsmouth, there are many sources of support to help with your mental health and wellbeing.

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Talking Therapies

NHS Talking Therapies (formerly Talking Change) are a team of therapists and researchers who specialise in the treatment of common mental health difficulties.

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A2i

The A2i (Assessment to Intervention) team are an NHS team made up of health and care professionals with different skills including mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, doctors, and psychologists.

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