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Community and mental health services for Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Community partners

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Ascension Running  They set up a social community #RunAndTalk run on Mondays at 7.00pm. Not for chasing PB’s, but to support running for good mental health in our local area. These runs are suitable for anyone aged 16+, who can comfortably run 5km. And it’s completely free to join us. It is done as part of the Ascension Faith group

Our community is made up of new couch to 5k graduates, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, and even ultra marathon runners! In the group we have trained mental health first aiders and mental health champions. 
Board in the City Board in the City are a tabletop gaming café that pride themselves in their all-inclusive culture and extensive outreach work. They have hundreds of games to tickle anyone’s fancy, catering for casual cards players to those deep into their D&D adventures Southampton
Canoe Lake Leisure A philanthropic venture with community at its heart, Canoe Lake Leisure provides Southsea with:
- 6 high performance, floodlit, all-weather tennis courts
- 8 tournament grade grass courts
- 2 newly resurfaced hard tennis courts
- New community-focused basketball and netball courts
- Pavilion with changing rooms and bar
Creative Options   Southampton
Energise Me Energise Me is a charity that champions physical activity for all in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Hampshire
Fluid Motion  This is a theatre company specialising in mental health issues, working across Hampshire in community and school settings. They run an annual festival called All in the Mind in Basingstoke. As well as theatre, they embrace and encourage other art forms too. Hampshire
Folk Active FolkActive CIC is a social enterprise based in southern Hampshire. They use traditional folk music song and dance as flexible tools for achieving our aims of
• improving health and wellbeing
• bringing communities together
• educating young and old, enabling all ages to connect and engage with folk heritage in lively and relevant ways.
Solent Showcase Gallery Kate runs this award winning community gallery, which forms part of Solent University. Southampton
Solent University  Co-ordinating their fitness scheme being rolled out across communities, with an emphasis on BAME communities, and very much in line with social prescribing, the city’s obesity strategy, as well as addressing those living with addressing diabetes, cardiovascular and mental health conditions.  Southampton
Southampton Art in Health Forum The Southampton Art in Health Forum is for people interested in the connections between art, creativity, health and wellbeing. We host meetings and events in Southampton area. We celebrate the wide range of local creative activities that can help with wellbeing. We give those involved the chance to meet people who deliver arts and health projects, discuss issues together and learn from each other. Anyone can join and all are welcome. Southampton
Theatre for Life Providing education, support, theatre performances and projects regarding the art of theatre in Southampton. Southampton
Tonic Music Tonic Music for Mental Health is a charity based on the south coast of England. We raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts. Portsmouth
Victory Hants  Victory Hants offer inclusive sporting and leisure opportunities to individuals aged 14+ with a history of homelessness, mental health or in recovery from substance misuse issues, learning disabilities, physically unabled ,visually/hearing impaired, LGBT in order to raise confidence, build self esteem and to engage with community learning opportunities, training, work trials or volunteering opportunities to achieve self sustainable, self reliant futures. Portsmouth
Touch Network Our big idea is to get people talking – really talking. We are working to see real life stories of overcoming being chatted about in everyday situations, we want this to become the norm and for successes in overcoming to be celebrated by everyday people. Nationwide
BH Live  BH Live is a charity with 5 Leisure Centres based in Portsmouth and 6 in Bournemouth. We actively work to encourage individuals to get healthier and more active through many of our programmes. These include: Exercise Referral, Sports development (children, young people, families and over 55’s), Portsmouth Interaction (Mental health referral scheme utilising sport) and general use of the swimming pool and leisure facilities. We run sessions for all members of the public including SEND sessions for those with disabilities Portsmouth and Bournemouth


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Our Version Media CIC Our Version Media CIC (Community Interest Company) is a social enterprise set up to increase the positive representation of Southampton’s black and diverse communities. Through generating stories and equipping community-focused people with the skills needed to get more coverage, Our Version Media is increasing the authentic coverage of some of the city’s most under-represented and mis-represented groups. Southampton
Awaaz FM  Awaaz FM serves the Asian and Ethnic population of Southampton and South Hampshire potentially serving over 1.5 million people. They broadcast in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Pashtu, Farsi, Malayalam, Greek and Konkani. It also covers the major faith groups.  Hampshire
Portsmouth City Council - Independence & Wellbeing Team (ASC) BME Local Authority responsible for things like rubbish collection, recycling, Council Tax collections, planning applications etc Portsmouth
St Denys Community St Denys provide a safe place for members of the BAME community to go to. They are signposted to other members of the community if required but this group is the place many go to for help and support.  Southampton
Chat over Chai Chat over Chai is a community group that provides a point of contact and community activities mainly for adults over 50; one target group initially being older members of the BAME communities. Their membership has diversified and grown; they are a fully inclusive and diverse group with an increasingly wide reach. Portsmouth
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Carers Centre, Portsmouth City Council  Carers The Carers Service is there to support all carers in the local area, and is run by Portsmouth Council.  Portsmouth 
Carers in Southampton Carers Carers in Southampton is a free service for adult informal carers who give their time, unpaid, to look after a family member, friend or neighbour with additional support needs. Southampton
Right at Home  Carers - Care at Home  Being part of our Right at Home Family matters to us. Our experienced staff, match you with our care givers; offering a consistent approach to develop trusted relationships.
Dementia Care, Live in Care, Hospital to Home, Personal Care, Companionship, Specialist Care.
RETHINK  Carers - Mental Health This is a carers support group for those supporting those caring for all aspects of Mental Health.  Southampton
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Itchen College  Children and Young people Based in Southampton, Hampshire they offer A Level and vocational qualifications for all abilities. Southampton
Hampshire SENDIASS  Children and Young people  Impartial Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SENDIASS) in Hampshire Hampshire
Hampshire Parent Carer Network Children and Young people support Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) offers parent carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with an additional need or disability the opportunity to tell the Local Authority, Health and other services, what life is really like Hampshire
Honeypot Charity Children and Young people support Honeypot Charity Honeypot works to enhance the lives of children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support.   
Motiv8 Children and Young people support Motiv8 is a local charity that has been operating in the Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and Fareham area for the past 20 years. We recognise that there are many factors which can place young people and their families at increased risk of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour, crime or becoming a victim of crime. We take a person-centred approach, building on strengths and providing positive ‘life chances’ to help them thrive. Hampshire
No Limits Children and Young people support A group for young people who need somewhere to go for information, advice and counselling. Youth Justice, Mental Health Services, the Health Authority, Social Services and the Youth Service came together to create this organisation. Southampton
Portsmouth Parent Voice  Children and Young people support PPV is part of the voluntary sector and is supported by the Local Authority and the Department for Education. They are under the umbrella of Portsmouth Disability Forum, who are a registered charity.
PPVs 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, to voice your opinions on what you would like for your child or young person. 
Testlands Children and Young people support Testlands affirms that the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount. This means that all our work with such people will maintain the highest professional standards to ensure that their welfare is maintained and all areas of Testlands are safe places to be. Testlands will uphold good practice in order to develop sound relationships of integrity, truthfulness and trust with children, young people and vulnerable adults in every aspect of the organisations day-to-day life. Hampshire
Stand Up Portsmouth Childrens and Young people support A support group for families of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Portsmouth. Portsmouth
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Hampshire County Council Community Engagement   Hampshire
OWL XL CIC Community Engagement  Everything they do is in partnership with you, bespoke to fit your needs, using their knowledge of social enterprise and community work.  Hampshire
Portsmouth City Council  Community Engagement Local Authority responsible for things like rubbish collection, recycling, Council Tax collections, planning applications etc Portsmouth
Southampton City Council Community Engagement Local Authority responsible for things like rubbish collection, recycling, Council Tax collections, planning applications etc Southampton 
Tesco Community Engagement  Lauren runs the community work for Tesco Bursledon branch. This branch is the biggest in the area and attracts people from all over Southampton  


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Action Hampshire  Community Support Services For almost 70 years, Action Hampshire has been supporting not-for-profit organisations to deliver great services to local people and communities; speak up for the changes they would like to see; and shape the future of where they live and work Hampshire
Beyond the Streets Community Support Services Beyond the Streets is a UK charity who sees the possibility of life beyond sexual exploitation  
Hive Portsmouth  Community Support Services Portsmouth HIVE work 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 as an alternative to a reliance on traditional services. Portsmouth
Home and Well      
Keep Well Collab Community Support Services Keep Well Collaborative help build collaborative relationships between housing, health, social care, statutory and voluntary agencies breaking silos, building trust and inspiring a relentless focus on championing change, despite the obstacles. Hampshire
Portsmouth in the Community  Community Support Services Pompey in the Community (registered charity no. 1126118) is an independent charitable trust affiliated to Portsmouth Football Club. Portsmouth
Safe New Futures  Community Support Services Safe New Futures was started 25 years ago to address unemployment issues in and around the most deprived areas of Southampton.
When it became clear that low self-esteem and confidence was holding individuals back from moving forward in life, a self-development training programme was written with the help of experts at the University of Southampton.
Saints Foundation  Community Support Services Saints Foundation brings Southampton FC to the heart of the local community, using the power of the club and thier passionate team to help fulfil individual potential and make Southampton a better place to live for all. Southampton
SO:Linked Community Support Services SO:Linked is a service for people who live in Southampton or who are registered with a Southampton GP. You can get in touch by phone, email or by dropping by to one of our Come and meet us sessions across Southampton. One of the team will ask for a few details to ensure we give you the right support for you and will then explore with you what sort of activities or services you’d like to link with. We’ll then help you to make that happen Southampton
SO18 Big Local (Harefield, Midanbury & Townhill Park)  Community Support Services SO18 Big Local (Harefield, Midanbury & Townhill Park) -
SO18 Big Local is a project that covers parts of Harefield, Midanbury and Townhill Park in Southampton. These neighbourhoods together were awarded £1m from the Big Lottery Fund to make a lasting positive difference to the area over 10 years.  The project is resident-led – what we do is driven by what residents in these areas tell us their priorities are, so we would love to hear from you!
Southampton Citizens Advice  Community Support Services They provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives.
People go to them with all sorts of issues. They may have money, benefit, housing or employment problems, or may be facing  a crisis, or just considering thier options.
Their goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
Southampton City And Region Action To Combat Hardship (SCRATCH)  Community Support Services SCRATCH provides services which relieve the effects of hardship, disadvantage and poverty for individuals and families living in Southampton and the surrounding area. Southampton
Spark Community Space  Community Support Services The Spark Community Space is a local charity, working to reach those who have been left out or left behind, to give people a place to belong, to be part of a community of support, to heal together and to spark back into life. They welcome anyone who feels that they have been pushed aside or overlooked by society, perhaps because of long term illness, or redundancy; perhaps because of lack of skills, or qualifications; perhaps because of disability, or race; or whatever reason.  Portsmouth
TWICS Community Support Services TWICS provides affordable and accessible training to enable people to overcome their barriers to learning and develop ‘community work’ skills with the opportunity to have their training accredited and gain qualifications. This allows people to not just to get engaged in their local community but to also get paid employment. Southampton
Dead Good Days Community Support Services - Bereavement  Providing public awareness events around Death & Dying, in Southampton. Equipping people with insights & knowledge on how they can prepare, means less worry all round. Knowing what questions to ask and how you can help. Southampton
Simon Says Community Support Services - Bereavement  Offer support for young people up to the age of 18 when a significant person in their life is dying or has died. They offer information and advice, run a telephone support line and host monthly age appropriate support groups. Hampshire
Portsmouth Chinese Association  Community Support Services - Culture  The association was formed with the aims of uniting the local Chinese community and strengthening their bonds, helping and supporting each other, promoting and upholding Chinese culture and education, organizing healthy social activities and leisure, promoting friendship and harmony among all communities, and promoting the benefit of the inhabitants of Portsmouth City. Portsmouth
Lifehouse Drop in Centre and Food Kitchen  Community Support Services - Homeless and Sheltered housing support  The LifeHouse is a kitchen, resource and support centre that serves hot food in Albert Road, Southsea. They are open every week for Hot Breakfast / Brunch on Wednesdays from 9am and a nutritious Hot Dinner on Thursdays from 6pm. Portsmouth
Abri Housing  Community Support Services - Housing Support Abri is a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest, they have got 35,000 homes and 80,000 residents living in them. Southampton
Homegroup Community Support Services - Housing Support A housing association, social enterprise and charity with a turnover of over £367m and one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and integrated housing, health and social care. Portsmouth
Communicare in Southampton Community Support Services - Isolation support Local charity that enriches the life of lonely or isolated people in Southampton. Southampton
Creative Advances Community Support Services - Media and IT Works with service users with a Mild Learning Disability up to Profound and multiple Learning Disabilities. They can accommodate a range of needs such as physical disabilities, mental health problems, behaviour that challenges, communication difficulties and sensory needs.  Portsmouth
Drop the Mask Community Support Services - Media and IT The aim of DTP is to train volunteers and employees with mental health in all forms of media and IT and work for DTP CIC. Nationwide
Priory Lunch Club Community Support Services - over 50s The Priory Road Community Group, set up in 2009, is a social and support group for the over 50s, based in Southampton. Southampton
Hampshire Police Community Support Services - Police and Crime Hampshire Constabulary is the territorial police force responsible for policing the counties of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in South East England. The force area includes Southampton, the largest city in South East England, and the naval city of Portsmouth. It also covers the New Forest National Park, sections of the South Downs National Park, large towns such as Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Andover, Fareham and Aldershot, and the historic city of Winchester Hampshire
Community First Community Support Services - Social Prescribing  Community First have many community projects and a number of Community & Social Prescribing related initiatives - including the Hants & IoW Social Prescribing Network and the Gosport & Fareham Voluntary Sector Health Forum Hampshire
Pair of Hands Community Support Services - Social Prescribing     
Social Care in Action  Community Support SCIA are a group of charitable social enterprises providing community services across Southern England,  focused on supporting individuals to lead the life they want, in the way they want.
The head office is in Southampton, England, and the main services are delivered in Southampton, Portsmouth, New Forest, Hampshire and Dorset
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Portsmouth City Council  Council   Portsmouth


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Autism Hampshire Disability Support For adults, young people and children on the autism spectrum, and their parents, carers and professionals. Hampshire
Dais Disability Support  DAIS is a user led organisation that was set up two years ago due to the realisation that there was no support for Disabled adults and children when it came to the basics like form filling. Southampton
Enable Ability Disability Support Enable Ability serve disabled people in the Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire areas with a range of different services that have been carefully designed based on user needs, providing care, friendship, stimulation and motivation, to help disabled people achieve their full potential - whilst giving families and carers much-needed respite. Portsmouth
Flow Observatory Disability Support User-led hub, campaigning for equality, respect, and recognition within arts, culture and society. Leading on City of Sanctuary for Autistic People in Portsmouth. Portsmouth
Minstead Trust Disability Support A Portsmouth-based social enterprise, enabling, supporting and training young people with learning disabilities into sustainable pathways of employment.   Portsmouth
Right to Work CIC Disability Support The Right to Work Community Interest Company (CIC), based in and around the Havant/Portsmouth  area, offers a new and exciting range of work related day service opportunities for people with learning disabilities.  Working in partnership with local businesses we create sustainable and appropriate work opportunities for people who can and want to work, but require support to do so. Portsmouth
Southampton Mencap Disability Support Southampton Mencap is a voluntary organisation based in Portswood, Southampton for children, young people and adults with a learning disability and their family carers. We work to raise awareness to their rights, alongside the direct provision of a range of services. We also take great pride in remaining small, local and strong. Alongside this we place a strong focus on working with other local agencies and the Local Authority to jointly improve the services available to our client group. Southampton
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Beyond the Streets Domestic and Sexual Abuse  Beyond the Streets is a UK charity who sees the possibility of life beyond sexual exploitation Nationwide
Karma Nivana  Domestic and Sexual Abuse  Karma Nirvana is an award-winning National charity supporting victims of honour-based abuse and forced marriage. Honour crimes are not determined by age, faith, gender or sexuality, we support and work with all victims.
They run a national helpline offering direct support and guidance to victims and professionals. Karma Nirvana provides training to the Police, NHS and Social Services. They act as expert witnesses in court, speak out in schools and attend awareness raising events nationally and internationally.
PARCS: Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service Domestic and Sexual Abuse  PARCS are an organisation based in Portsmouth working with people who have been sexually violated at any time. They provide free specialist counselling and psychotherapy to all genders, aged 5 and above. Portsmouth
The You Trust Domestic and Sexual Abuse  The YOU Trust is a charity working in Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex, and the Isle of Wight. For over 30 years we have been providing flexible care, support and advice services centred on the people we support. Last year (2018/19) we provided support to over 24,000 people in such specialist areas as Homelessness, Learning Disabilities, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Mental Health, Young People and Advice Services.
Ellenor works for the You Trust managing NHS Social Prescribers, Care Coordinators and Health Coaches for about half of the GP Practices in Portsmouth and some in Southern Hampshire – working directly with patients.
Yellow Door  Domestic and Sexual Abuse  Yellow Door offer a wide range of specialist therapeutic, supportive and preventative services around the issues of sexual abuse and violence. They can work with Adults and Children to help them overcome the negative impacts of trauma, violence and abuse. Southampton
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Caraway Faith & Spirituality  Supported by a network of Anna Chaplains, Caraway offers spiritual support for the older person, whether of strong, little or no faith Southampton
Medina Mosque Faith & Spirituality  Deals mostly with Muslim communities in Southampton and has a great reach in BAME communities  Southampton
Southampton City Catholics  Faith & Spirituality  St Edmonds Church  Southampton
Southampton Council of Faiths Faith & Spirituality  Southampton Council of Faiths ( SCOF ) was set up in May 2001 to promote understanding between faiths in the city. Southampton
Spirit in Sport  Faith & Spirituality  A Christian charity working to engage the church with its local community Portsmouth


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Spectrum - Centre for Independent Living Hate crime  SPECTRUM is a User Led Organisation, run and controlled by Disabled People. We work to a Social Model of Disability philosophy, seeking to affect long-term and lasting change in the way Disabled People are viewed, included and valued for who they are and what they contribute to society Southampton
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Wessex Cancer Alliance  Health - Cancer Working together to lead and inspire innovation and improvement in cancer care for all people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Hampshire
Southampton Sight  Health - Eyesight  They offer a one stop hub for people living with sight loss. Whether it comes in the form of information and advice about equipment or visual aids, arranging for a volunteer to visit a blind or partially sighted person at home, or offering emotional reassurance, they always aim to provide help and support in a warm, friendly and understanding way. Southampton
Parkinsons UK Health - Parkinsons  Offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson's, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area Portsmouth
Different Strokes Health - Stroke  Helps younger Stroke Survivors reclaim their lives through active peer support and independent recovery. Southampton
Millbrook Healthcare Healthcare  The Millbrook Healthcare Group provides award winning healthcare services on behalf of the NHS and local authorities for a range of services such as -
Community Equipment, Technology Enabled Care. Home Improvement Agencies, Wheelchair Services, Sensory Impairment Services and Specialist Seating and Postural Management.
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust Healthcare  Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, are proud to provide expert, compassionate care. They provide services to their local population of about 675,000 residents across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. Portsmouth
Solent Academy Healthcare  The Academy of Research and Improvement is part of Solent NHS Trust with the aim to equip staff and patients with the skills and confidence to identify areas that could be improved, and tools to manage projects and measure impact. Hampshire
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group NHS The Clinical Commissioning Group ensures it fulfils its statutory functions and responsibilities in commissioning high quality care for the population of North East Hampshire and Farnham Hampshire
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NHS Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of approximately 570,000 people across Hampshire and parts of west Berkshire. Hampshire
IOW NHS Trust NHS Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. Established in April 2012, the Trust provides a full range of health services to an isolated offshore population of 140,000 Isle of Wight 
NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG NHS NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for ensuring the right healthcare services are provided in the right place to the highest quality. We work in partnership to achieve the best possible health outcomes for local people. Hampshire
NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group & Southampton City Public Health NHS The Clinical Commissioning Group ensures it fulfils its statutory functions and responsibilities in commissioning high quality care for the population of North East Hampshire and Farnham Southampton
NHSE/NHSI NHS NHS England and NHS Improvement have come together as a single organisation. Our aim is to better support the NHS and help improve care for patients. Nationwide
South East Hants Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group NHS The Partnership serves a population of more than one million people and manages a budget of £1.4 billion. It is made up of four clinical commissioning groups from Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire, North Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The CCGs in the Partnership have a single Chief Executive and executive team, with a clinical chair and managing director. Portsmouth
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust NHS Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS foundation trust which provides community health, mental health and learning disability services across Hampshire. It is one of the largest providers of such services in England Hampshire
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust NHS University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and south Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust is also a major centre for teaching and research in association with the University of Southampton and partners including the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust. Southampton
South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) NHS  South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (or SCAS for short) is part of the National Health Service (NHS). They were established on the 1 July 2006 following the merger of four ambulance trusts. On 1 March 2012, they became a foundation trust. Thier emergency operations centres handle around half a million emergency and urgent calls each year. Hampshire
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See Change Happen LGBTQ+ Support A practice who specialise in providing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion advice and services to organisations and business. The primary focus is on LGBT+ support with a specialism and focus on transgender and gender non-conforming awareness. Nationwide
Solent Pride LGBTQ+ Support The aim of Pride is to raise LGBTQ+ awareness through entertainment, and community engagement. Southampton
Stonewall  LGBTQ+ Support They let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, here and abroad, know they're not alone. They believe we are all stronger united and so they partner with organisations that help them create real change for the better. They have laid deep foundations across Britain - in some of our greatest institutions - so our communities can continue to find ways to flourish, and individuals can reach their full potential. They support those who can’t yet be themselves. Nationwide
Fighting with Pride LGBTQ+ Support They are a national specialist infrastructure and membership organisation, working to strengthen and support LGBT+ groups, organisations and projects so they can deliver direct services and campaign for individual rights. Nationwide
Chrysalis LGBTQ+ Support Chrysalis is a charity which provides counselling and emotional support to the trans community in Southampton, Basingstoke and Fareham. Southampton


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Bitterne Men's Shed Mental Health  Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter Southampton
Compassionate Cuppa  Mental Health Compassionate Cuppa CIC aims to uplift mental wellbeing through mentoring and support for individuals experiencing mental health challenges.  The sessions provided are 1-1, the basis determined by the person accessing the service.  This can be in-person or online, depending on that person's preferences. Southampton
Cooperative Group Mental Health COOP in the community, connecting stores with their members and local causes; listening to what matters most to people in their area and supporting everyone to work together to make a difference.  
Good Mental Health Cooperative Mental Health We connect people and organisations to share, support and learn in order to meet the needs of individuals and are committed to working together with the objective of building a happier, healthier and more connected city Portsmouth
Happy Healing Hut  Mental Health The Team at The Happy Healing Hut Community Interest Company are joined together by the Mission to Raise Awareness of Mental Well-Being And Beat Loneliness And Isolation Hampshire
Mayflower Nurseries  Mental Health We’re a garden centre in Mayfield Park in Southampton, and we aim to bring about positive change for people struggling with their mental health. Every penny we make from plant sales is ploughed back into helping people with mental health issues. We're a social enterprise and a subsiduary of Solent Mind. Southampton
MHFA Training  Mental Health Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an educational course which teaches people the skills and knowledge to identify, understand and support a person who may be developing a mental health illness. Hampshire
Re:Minds Mental Health Re:Minds is a parent-led support group for families who have children/young people with autism or mental health issues and is based in Southampton. Southampton
Solent Mind  Mental Health Solent Mind ensure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn to for advice and support. Southampton
Solent Recovery College Mental Health The College can offer patients the opportunity to learn about recovery through a unique range of courses and short sessions. All of the sessions are designed in partnership between Solent Mind’s Peer Trainers, Adult Mental Health staff from Solent NHS Trust and with support of the University of Portsmouth, allowing those with lived experience of a mental health issue to share their experiences and skills side by side with mental health professionals. Portsmouth
Southampton Collective Mental Health Involved with The Arts in Health forum and also independently carry out creative work with people with mental health issues and dementia as well as with other community groups. Southampton
Tim Kiver Foundation Mental Health They are based in the SO31 post code area and exist to support those in our communities who struggle daily and may unknowingly have undiagnosed ADHD symptoms or diagnosed ADHD. They support ALL individuals across SO AND PO post codes and indeed, across the whole of Hampshire.  Southampton


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Age UK Portsmouth Old persons care Help adults in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire enjoy a better quality of life, with a specific focus on all aspects of getting older. Portsmouth
Age UK Southampton Old persons care Age UK Southampton is an independent charity working in Southampton to offer support and services to older people Southampton
Social Care in Action Old persons care  SCIA are a group of charitable social enterprises providing community services across Southern England, focused on supporting individuals to lead the life they want, in the way they want.
The head office is in Southampton, England, and the main services are delivered in Southampton, Portsmouth, New Forest, Hampshire and Dorset
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Healthwatch Hampshire Patient Experience  Healthwatch Hampshire is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in Hampshire. There are there to make sure that those running services, put people at the heart of care. One of their main purposes is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. They focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed. They work to get services right for the future. Hampshire
Healthwatch Portsmouth Patient Experience  Healthwatch Portsmouth represents patient  voices in improving health and social care, it works to improve the power of patients and the publics voice and ensure their needs and ideas for improvement are listened to and responded to by services. Portsmouth
Healthwatch Southampton/Southampton Voluntary Services Patient Experience  Healthwatch Southampton represents patient  voices in improving health and social care, it works to improve the power of patients and the publics voice and ensure their needs and ideas for improvement are listened to and responded to by services./Southampton Voluntary Services is the umbrella body for local voluntary and community groups working in Southampton. Projects including the So:Linked community navigation service and Healthwatch Southampton, the community voice for local health and social care services. Southampton
Wessex Voices Patient Experience  The five local Healthwatch organisations in Wessex (Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth) came together with NHS England Wessex in 2015 to form "Wessex Voices", an initiative that aims to make sure local people are involved in designing and commissioning health services Hampshire


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CLEAR Charity Refugees and Asylum Seekers CLEAR seeks to improve the quality of life of refugees and asylum seekers by providing free advice and supporting people to access local services. We believe in empowerment through education and in practical action to support the settled and developing refugee communities. Southampton
Friends Without Borders Refugees and Asylum Seekers Friends Without Borders is a charity that provides support for asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants within the Portsmouth area Portsmouth
RedCross Refugees and Asylum Seekers We provide help to asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants across Hampshire, Surrey, Chichester and the Isle of Wight. We offer specialist casework, destitution support and integration activities.  During the pandemic our services are being provided remotely, but we are starting to plan a safe return to face to face support. Portsmouth
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Royal Navy, Royal Marines Charity Veterans  Since 2007, we have funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. We also distribute millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Portsmouth
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Portsmouth City of Sanctuary Violence Support Portsmouth is a city proud to offer safety and sanctuary to anyone fleeing violence and persecution or who is vulnerable and isolated. It matters not whether those in need have been here five days or five decades. Portsmouth
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Gosport Voluntary Action Group Volunteers Provides help and support to over 200 local, voluntary and community groups in the Borough.  
Step Together  Volunteers Step Together believe that everyone counts and everyone has something to offer. Their clients are those at the margins of society, who would not typically think of volunteering as something which they could do, or which could help them to move forward with their lives. Nationwide

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.


Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.