We recently opened our first Hub within Portsmouth City Centre, close to rail and bus links. The Hub is our place of calm in a hectic world. This is where we facilitate our peer groups and one-to-one listening support sessions, as well as offering a safe space for counselling.
The newest addition is our Sensory room in which we hold well-being sessions, guided breathing, relaxation, yoga and timeout for mindfulness. The room has been designed to cocoon and to maximise feelings of security, using elements recognised to calm the senses through sight, sound, touch and smell. It’s a space in which vulnerabilities can safely be released for healing.
11-17 year olds
Since opening The Hub, we have expanded our offer to 11-17 year olds. Our hope is that by supporting younger girls to work through their emotional struggles and to learn how to manage their thoughts, beliefs about themselves from an earlier age, we can build a preventative strength and help avoid greater problems and distress in the future.
We currently work across Portsmouth’s PO1 to PO11 area. Our hope is that, as the charity grows, we can open new Hubs in other locations and extend our offer to a wider geographical area.