Local Support Groups

Open Sight Hampshire

Open Sight Hampshire is a charity that supports those people in our community who are facing or living with the loss of their sight.

The Charity offers information, advice and guidance on the practical issues facing those with sight loss e.g. equipment supporting independent living (at whatever age), benefits, IT and communications as well as their organised social and support groups. FREE drop-in sessions are held on the first Monday of every month at Arch Clinic, Bartons Road, Fordingbridge SP6 1JD.

For more information visit their website at www.opensight.org.uk phone 02380 641 244 or email info@opensight.org.uk 

Arthritis Support Group

The Hampshire Arthritis Support Group meets in Fordingbidge, providing a space for those diagnosed with arthritis to meet face to face (under strict COVID protocols), to share their experiences and to get advice and support if they need it.  Commencing 26th October 2021, this informal group will meet monthly at The North Room, Avonway Community Centre 36 Shaftesbury St, Fordingbridge SP6 1JF.   Guest speakers including therapists and clinical specialists sometime attend and refreshments, level access and disabled toilet facilities are available at the venue.
For more information, please call Sarah Bealey at Arch Clinic on 01425 650071 or email services@versusarthritis.org.

ParenTalk virtual peer support group

ParentTalk is a virtual peer support group for parent and infant wellbeing support. The group helps parents with with a child under five years of age and who experience mild-moderate anxiety, depression or low mood.  Facilitated by a health visitor and community nursery nurse or a colleague from BCP Council's Early Help Family Hubs, group courses take place digitally via Microsoft Teams over a six-week period and each week focuses on a different aspect of parent and infant wellbeing.  For more information  visit the ParenTalk web page on the Dorset HealthCare website here:>>