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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To ensure the safety of service users and staff, the PositiveMinds site is currently closed and instead our trained Wellbeing Advisors are offering support via telephone conversations instead.

To access support please call 023 9282 4795. Our phone line will be open during the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 9.30am-4.30pm
  • Friday: 9.30am-4pm

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PositiveMinds – towards a more hopeful future

Feeling overwhelmed? Losing hope? Finding it hard to see a positive future? If so, there is a new service in Portsmouth designed to help you.


At PositiveMinds we offer hope and support for city residents struggling to cope with difficulties and distress.

We are here to help you, if you are in despair about anything – such as housing, money, relationships, work, bereavement, leaving the armed forces or living away from home at university – or suffering low mood, anxiety, or a feeling of hopelessness.

You can book in advance if you would like to, but no appointment is necessary – you can just drop in to talk to trained Wellbeing Advisors. These are people who have lived through difficulties themselves, and can relate to how you are feeling.

You can also get support from Solent NHS Trust mental health staff, if needed, and you can be put in touch with advisors from organisations like the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, for help with practical problems you may be facing.

All of us can live through periods where we need some extra help, and understanding. If that is how you feel, PositiveMinds offers you somewhere to turn.


Positive Minds is a partnership between the local NHS, Solent Mind, Portsmouth City Council and voluntary organisations. It is funded by the NHS, Portsmouth City Council and the Armed Forces Covenant.



Getting in touch

You can find us at PO5 4BG – on Melbourne Place just off Middle Street, about 50 yards south of Winston Churchill Avenue.

Map of where Positive Minds is located in Portsmouth

You can call us on (023) 9282 4795.


Opening hours


From January 2, normal opening hours will be:

Mondays-Fridays: 12.30pm – 7.30pm

Saturdays: 10.30am – 1.30pm


View our PositiveMinds spring workshops timetable (commencing from February).

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Need help urgently?

PositiveMinds is a new-style service, to help people who feel they need help with their emotional and mental health. But please note, it is not designed as a crisis service, or a ‘Mental Health A&E’.

If you need help urgently, please call NHS 111, or contact the Samaritans on 116 123.

If you feel there is an immediate risk of harm, please dial 999.