Portsmouth Interaction

Portsmouth interaction provides a service for people living within the city with mental illness. Through offering a variety of low cost recreational activities from fitness to wellbeing, the scheme looks to pave a way for people to build new skills and gain confidence to allow them to move back into mainstream groups. Trained staff will be on hand to support clients with a range of conditions. Some of the activates we offer include; gym, swimming, local walks, cycling, tennis and conservation to name a few.


Come along and join us for our supported activity sessions which can help with improved mental health, self-esteem, fitness, strength and confidence. With the benefits of overall improved wellbeing and providing a structure to your week. It is also inopportunity to interact socially and make new friends.

–  Increased fitness

– Increased strength

– Increased confidence

– Improve mental health

– Better self esteem

– The opportunity to help you make new friends

– Improved flexibility, balance, core strength, muscle tone

 – Weight management and higher knowledge on leading a healthy lifestyle

Who can attend?

People who are experiencing a mental health condition.


Various venues around Portsmouth.

How to book

If you suffer with any mental ill health, please consult your GP or health professional about getting a referral. You may also self refer by contacting us. Once we have received your form, we will contact you to book you in for your welcome consultation. Your interaction consultant will lead you through every stage, giving you advice and support along the way.

For more information and referral forms contact Kerry.morgan@bhlive.org.uk or telephone 02393 200369.

If you are a health professional – please send client referral forms to Portsmouth Interaction


 “If I didn’t have Interaction I would wander the streets with nothing to do.  Attending Interaction makes me feel like I am part of the community and helps me meet people with similar problems that understand how I feel and what I am going through”

“It’s a sociable service that allows me to meet people, enjoy myself and speak to someone if I am feeling low”

‘”I have not had a hospital admission since joining the service, before Interaction I was in and out of hospital” 

“Thanks to the support of Staff and service users, I am now back at work full time, they got me through a very traumatic time in my life, and helped me back on the road to recovery”

 “I can meet other people and it gets me out and I wouldn’t if Interaction wasn’t there”