PARCS facilitates two drop in groups from its centre in Portsmouth. The groups run on a Wednesday (10-1pm) and a Monday (1-4pm). The groups are open to women (aged 18 years and above) who have been referred to the PARCS or have accessed the charity at any time in the past. The groups are facilitated by two of the PARCS team and can be accessed for as long or as little as is needed.

The group provides a safe space where individuals can build their confidence by supporting each other and getting help from the PARCS team. The groups aim to encourage and empower group members to contribute and to say what topics and activities they would like to see included. The group also provides information about health and wellbeing, wider opportunities like education, training and fitness and access to a computer.


If you are interested in joining the group please contact the office on 023 9266 9513 or email


The group has produced a book:

"The Little Book of Helpful" can download here.