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.

This unique offer allows people to connect through experiences and relate with others that understand to encourage motivation and hope.

How the service works

All in-person sessions take place at the Positive Minds centre in Portsmouth and 1:1 support can take place over the phone or via Zoom.

The team can help with a variety of issues that could be contributing to feelings of worry or hopelessness. These include:

  • Housing
  • Money
  • Relationships
  • Work
  • Bereavement
  • Leaving the armed forces
  • Living away from home
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Stools and table inside the Positive Minds office

How can Positive Minds help?

Anyone aged 18+ can access the service via the online form, which asks basic information about the individual, their current situation, and feelings. This way, the team can allocate the right peer for support whether that be 1:1 or group sessions.

The various ways the team can support includes:

  • Drop-in sessions (see timetable)
  • Face to face sessions
  • 1:1 Support
  • Advice and guidance
  • Workshops around managing wellbeing
  • Support Groups
  • Social inclusion (supporting an individual to access social networks e.g. using public transport)
  • Graded Exposure (fear exposure)

All sessions provide a safe space for individuals to relax, enjoy a hot drink and identify their goals with a peer practitioner if they want to. The peer practitioners have lived through difficulties themselves and can relate to how the individual is feeling and advise where necessary.

Where are the team based?

Melbourne Place Off Middle Street Rear of 22, Southsea PO5 4BG

Opening times

  • Monday – Friday, 10.30-4.30pm

Other useful information

This is not a counselling service but a place for peer support, and wellbeing advice from others with lived experience.


Frequently asked questions about Positive Minds

Anyone aged 18+ years can access the services at Positive Minds.

Positive Minds is a place for peer support and wellbeing advice from others with lived experience. The team aren’t counsellors but they’re here to listen and may have had similar experiences.

No, there are no waiting lists currently.

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