Tel: 01962 854971
Action Portsmouth strives to make Portsmouth a better place to live, work, study and play by providing support and advice to not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises in Portsmouth. Many of the groups and organisations they work with support the most vulnerable people in Portsmouth.
2nd Floor, 120 Cromer Street, London, WC1H 8BS
Tel: 020 3817 9410
A national charity working to improve life for families affected by drugs and alcohol. It is NOT a helpline, but offers training for professionals and also family members. It works with other organisations on joint projects, for example with CRUSE - doing a joint project BEAD, working with people bereaved through addiction. The website has details of over 500 support groups throughout the UK, under "find help" section
Helpline: 0207 403 0888
10.00am - 10.00pm, 365 days a year
This group set up to support family or friends affected by someone's drinking. Meetings are based on the 12 step theory. The website has a search facility to find the nearest meeting, and a FAQ section.
Co-Anon Family Groups
Mobile: 07446 909288
This group set up to support family or friends affected by a person's addiction to cocaine. Meetings can be found by ringing the number or by checking the meetings page on the website.
Tel: 0808 808 1677
BEAD project - this is a support helpline set up by Cruse and Adfam to support people bereaved through addiction. They offer group sessions in some areas, plus telephone support or counselling. For more details and to access this support contact Cruse - www.cruse.org.uk
Tel: 0300 888 3853
7 days a week, 9.00am to 9pm
A charity set up by a mother who lost a twin son to addiction, the charity offers weekly support groups, 121 befriending, telephone and email support, bereavement support, education and awareness.
Tel: 0333 0124714
West Sussex Emerging Futures CIC pioneers the concept of mid-point allegiance between professional service providers and the individuals and communities they serve. They work closely with mutual aid and recovery groups as well as individuals, associations and local organisations to develop a landscape in which everyone can participate and benefit.
Tel: 0207 498 4680 / 0845 1200 660
An organisation that offers free weekly meetings to support families, based on the 12 step programme. There is also an online forum for members and newsletters.
Tel: 0300 123 6600
24 hours per day, 365 days a year
Frank is the website for the national Drus Advice Service and has a series of FAQs about different drugs, an A to Z of drugs and information on treatment, and other related areas. It is aimed at young people, but is very informative for parents / carers of people with substance misuse issues. There are various ways to get in touch - for example, SMS, email, telephone, live chat.
Tel: 02393 977079
Healthwatch is an organisation set up to act as the voice of the people using services, raising issues and concerns to the relevant authorities. It slso has a comprehensive directory of available services.
Tel: 023 9268 8880
HIVE Portsmouth is a collective of organisations dedicated to building stronger, more connected communities.
People from local voluntary, community and social enterprise services (VCSE) in the city, Portsmouth City Council and the NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are committed to working together with the objective of building a happier, healthier and more connected city.
HIVE Portsmouth works 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.
Tel: 0300 123 393
9.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
This charity gives a wealth of information on mental health issues, treatments, offering support and a directory for local MIND groups.
PSL - Parent Support Link
Tel: 02380 399764
This is a charity based in Southampton offering support throughout Hampshire to family and friends affected by addiction. They have a 24 hour helpline, plus 121 sessions and support groups
This group is an open access group offering support to individuals and the friends and families of those dealing with the effects of stress, anxiety and depression.
Tel: 023 8202 7810
Solent Mind provides a wide range of services to support people with mental health problems across the Southern Region
Tel: 0300 123 3934
Talking Change is a mental health support service run by NHS Solent Trust. Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is registered with a GP and lives in Portsmouth. Talking Change offers tailored therapeutic services and workshops. It is not an emergency mental health service for people in crisis.
The Portsmouth Mental Health Hub
Freephone: 0300 123 6621
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
The phoneline is a point of contact for all Portsmouth residents to get the right support for them. Fully trained call handlers will, in a kind and compassionate way, either arrange an appointment with services such as Talking Change or Positive Minds or offer support to connect with local organisations including HIVE Portsmouth, social support or substance misuse. Anyone aged 16 and over can call.
Freephone: 116 123
24 hours per day, 365 days per year
The Samaritans offer emotional support to people calling them, or face to face at local branches, which can be found on their website. All calls are confidential, with the number not appearing on the caller's telephone bill. This is a nationwide charity.
The You Trust
Tel: 01329 825930
The YOU Trust is a charity that has been supporting vulnerable people across the UK since 1985. They work across a wide range of specialist areas from Learning Disabilities to Mental Health and Domestic Violence and Abuse Services, and everything they do is about ensuring the people they support can have the life they want.
Tel: 01794 830206
Wisdom House offers a varied programme of day long events, such as relaxation or meditation days, that carers may find useful as a respite from their normal duties. Set in a peaceful environment, the day includes lunch and refreshments.
Tel: 0800 024 1488 / 0203 131 8337
This site has information on rehab and detox treatments available, private and NHS based. The organisation offers confidential assessments, and support through recovery.
Helpline: 0800 9177 650
General Queries: 020 7407 0700
10.00am to 10.00pm
The AA group run meetings based on the 12 step programme. The website has a search facility to see where meetings are held.
Helpline (landline): 0800 620225
10:00am to 10:00pm every day
Helpline (mobile): 0300 111 2285
Email: email@example.com for more info.
CA has meetings all over the UK, and online meetings. The website has a search facility to find the nearest meeting, plus information on Cocaine, and FAQs. There is also a page for volunteer positions available.
Helpline: 0300 999 1212
10.00am to midnight
Based on a 12 step programme, this organisation offers meetings all over the UK, and also online. The website has a meeting search facility, FAQs, access to information for professionals at firstname.lastname@example.org
Push Recovery Community
Tel: 02392 841384
A Peer support group that offers information on drug and alcohol services, housing, mental health. It also provides volunteering opportunities for people in recovery, and training.
Society of St James
Tel: 02380 634596
This charity provides services for the homeless, addiction programmes such as community day rehab, specialist housing services for older people, training and work experience. Based in Hampshire.
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