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CHAT2Us History

Our Facebook group A Voice For Gosport (AVFG) was the overriding driving force behind wanting to help the people of Gosport. However, we soon realised that people wanted help with their personal lives not just what was happening in Gosport. June 2016 was when AVFG Advocacy 25/55 was set up, particularly for the working-aged person. We then realised people just didn't quite understand what #advocacy# was we were for that's when we decided to re-brand to CHAT Confidential Help and Advice Team. An easy name to remember and one that tells everyone just what we are here to do....give confidential help and advice and as a team. Then we were told about another group called CHAT, though the letters meant different things! So to make sure we stood out from everyone else, afterall we didn't just chat, we decided to stay with CHAT2Us. After all that is what we do and what we want people to do...come and chat to us! Our support team are presently working in both Gosport and Fareham after winning some funding from Gosport & Fareham Tesco Groundworks. We continue to help further afield via Social media and our website too!

Our referrers have been for all ages and not just those in Gosport either!

Out Craft & Chat Meetings

We want to bring the isolated together and having other people who you can talk to and have fun with can brighten every day. At CHAT2Us meetings it is also a place where you can go to and get help with your problems, and we all know a problem shared is a problem halved.


CHAT2Us are here to help everyone,  no matter what your problem, it is the place where you can come to find friendly, confidential guidance and advice. There is always someone who will know how to help or if someone is more qualified for us to signpost you to.



We meet weekly on Mondays at the Henry Cook Centre - Home of Waterside Bethel, 11am - 1pm. For a mix of crafts, exercise, guests and good chatter, and indeed there is also or our monthly Social Lunch (on the 3rd Monday of every month),  where everyone is invited. At CHAT2Us there is always something interesting to do.

CHAT2Us are there for you throughout the year, we take only bank holidays and the Christmas December from after our Christmas lunch and then commencing back on the 2nd Monday of January.

Our members help to shape and make decisions on what happens next in CHAT2Us, so if you have an idea and you would like us to give it a try please contact us 07450028410. Come along to one of our Monday meetings, we look forward to seeing you!

The Henry Cook Centre - Home of Waterside Bethel, South Street, Gosport, PO12 1ES

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