COVID 19 update

As a result of COVID-19 we have had to make a number of changes to our services, however we want you to know we are still here for you. We are continuing to follow government  and National Youth Association guidance to ensure we can provide a full and safe offer and as per the guidance are asking all those over 11 years of age to wear a face covering, unless with good reason, when attending activities. In addition to our digital provision, detached and outreach services we have now reinstated some face to face provision including individual and group delivery. If you require support or want to discuss what this means for you there are several ways you can get in touch: Email: Telephone: Please contact your local office Portsmouth: 07923 604232 Gosport and Fareham: 02392 525026 Havant: 02392 470484 Bicycle Recycling Portsmouth: 02392 814967 Bicycle Recycling Naval Base: 02392 720713 Bicycle Recycling Gosport: 02392 601441 HR or Finance: e mail Via Facebook or Instagram Link to Facebook: Follow us on Instagram:@m8portsmouth @m8gosportfareham @m8havant You can request to see our COVID secure risk assessments by sending us an email To read the full statement please visit our newsletter page. To view the National Youth Association guidance, please go to newsletter page.

What is making our young people so vunerable?

2018 Motiv8 Support Statistics


Young people reached through community support, group work and community education events


Families supported through programs to improve their emotional health and well being


Hours of support given by the full time and sessional staff at Motiv8 across the support programs and events


Young people supported through one to one intensive support programs


Our approach is community based, and creates the conditions for young people and families to access support at different stages of their journey.

We provide safe spaces with trusted adults to help young people and families develop skills, tools and the resilience to overcome challenges.

Each young person and family’s situation is unique and may require a different typ or length of support. Our approach provides flexibility, and allows young people and families the opportunity to remain engaged, access ongoing support and return to sharpen their skills as required, recognising there may be further setbacks on their life journey.

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Young people and Motiv8 staff discuss what Motiv8 means to them and how they have gained confidence through the support of the organisation.

Alex's story

Alex talks about how her confidence and outlook on life has grown.

young people feedback

I have managed to cope with life a little better and am always looking forward to Motiv8 days. Nothing can compare to the level of respect, support and guidance Motiv8 provide me with.
I was desperate to leave my room but the feelings I was having and the situation I was in made opening the door too hard. I slowly built a relationship with my Motiv8 Support Worker, I started to trust her and together we built my confidence. I learnt how to deal with the sad feelings and found long lasting friends. My bedroom door is now always open!
I was so isolated, I felt so negative all day long. Through a long term and trusting relationship with my Motiv8 Support Worker, who was always there for me, I have learnt to see life more positively. I have grown and changed and made real friends.
Motiv8 has helped me to have a better relationship with my mum and helped me to come out of my comfort zone as I used to be quite shy.

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MOTIV8 SOUTH View on Facebook A big ✨THANK YOU✨ to all the great young people that joined us today at our Halloween parties! We had such a spook-tacular time and enjoyed seeing all your amazing costumes! 🕷👻🎃 Keep your eyes peeled for announcements about our Christmas parties in December!👀 *Any […]

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MOTIV8 SOUTH View on Facebook Another huge ✨THANK YOU✨ to Asda in Gosport, from our young people!👏🏼 Your donations to our Halloween party are so appreciated and helped make today even more fun and spooky!👻🕷🎃 “THANK YOU ASDA” #helpingcommunities #safelysocialising #halfterm #donations #supportingcharities #lifechancesforyoungpeople

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MOTIV8 SOUTH View on Facebook With lots of families in need, here are just a few of the amazing places that are stepping in to support their community in Gosport and surrounding areas, this half term and beyond. A huge well done to any organisations / businesses that are able […]

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