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MENTAL HEALTH

Talking Change is a team of psychotherapists and researchers who specialise in the understanding and treatment of common emotional difficulties.

If you’ve been struggling with low mood or anxiety, or with a physical condition such as chronic pain or fatigue, our talking therapies can help you cope and feel better. We also provide support at work, and help towards finding employment or training.

We offer a free and confidential service, and we can see you in medical practices all over Portsmouth. You can access Talking Change if you’re aged sixteen or over, you live in Portsmouth, and you’re registered with a doctor in the city.

You can self-refer by calling 0300 123 3934 or by visiting www.talkingchange.nhs.uk

DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES

Are you looking for drugs and alcohol services in Portsmouth? Do you have problems with drink or drugs? Or do you know someone who does?

Call the Recovery Hub on 023 9229 4573 for access to drugs and alcohol services and support.

Address: Campion Place, Elm Grove, Portsmouth

Phone: 023 9229 4573

For more information please visit the website of The Society of Saint James, which runs many programs for those in recovery. These include:

Refit  In partnership with Pompey in the Community, Re-Fit provides daily leisure activities – including, badminton, football, gym, table tennis, chess club and boxing/fitness sessions.

Community Day Rehab  Community Day Rehab is ideal for people who are seeking rehab, but have family or childcare issues that make residential rehab inappropriate for them. The service offers people a full day programme of activities and sessions every week day.

Group Recovery Day Programmes The Group Recovery Day Programme offers group sessions to help those recovering from drug use to develop structure in their days, learn new things, and understand more about themselves and their drug use

DOMESTIC ABUSE

In an emergency situation always call 999 for help.

If you are safe, but need to /report a crime such as criminal damage, physical violence or sexual violence, call the Police on 101.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse and need support, please get in touch with the Stop Domestic Abuse service, our domestic abuse team, for advice and support on 023 9206 5494 or by email. Our experienced specialist team is on hand to discuss your concerns and needs, 9am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm weekends and bank holidays. Contact can be by phone or face-to-face in a safe location.

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE

PARCS Helpline offers emotional support and signposting to callers.  The focus of each call is to support those who have experienced either recent or non-recent sexual abuse/rape and/or domestic abuse, or those who are the friend or family of someone who has experienced these types of abuse.

Telephone: 0300 222 5735

The service aims to:

  • Provide emotional and listening support
  • Help with practical information and guidance
  • Help with understanding and accessing relevant services and information

The Helpline provides support to anyone resident in in the South East Hampshire area, including Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and Petersfield.

You can also visit their website to find out more https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/portsmouth-abuse-and-rape-counselling-service-parcs/

HATE CRIME

PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL HATE CRIME SERVICE

Email: asbu@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Talk to your housing officer or any other professional agencies /service
Telephone 02392 841050
Drop into either the housing office or Civic Offices and ask to make an appointment with the hate crime worker who is based Somerstown Area Housing Office in Somerstown Central Hub.

Report a Hate Crime

To report a hate crime click here: True Vision

True Vision is a national website which gives information about hate crime or incidents and how to report it.

Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your community. By reporting hate crime when it happens, you can help to stop it from happening to someone else. You will also help the police to better understand the level of hate crime in your local area, and improve the way they respond to it.

You can also contact Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111 weeknights 8pm to 8am, weekends Saturday 5pm to Monday 8am