Welcome to the News and Views hub. Here you will find the latest news from across Southern Health, links to our social media and blogs from our staff on key health related topics.
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- What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? by The Chaplaincy
- Success of the Individual Placement and Support service, by Paul Draycott
- Blurring boundaries between 'health' and 'housing' by Jon Pritchard
- Proud to be an Ally by Paul Draycott
- The Magic of Eid ul Fitr by Dr Kharrum Sadiq
- COVID-19 – a year in the role of IPC by Jacky Hunt IPC lead nurse
- The spirit of Ramadan by Dr Kharrum Sadiq
- Our response to the Government report on race and ethnic disparity by Paul Draycott
- International Women’s Day - leading by example
- COVID-19 vaccine – our responsibility as NHS workers by Dr Karl Marlowe
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Mental health reporting
Journalists looking for information on the most appropriate ways of reporting emotional crises or mental health issues - including suicide - may like to refer to the guidelines by the Samaritans which are supported by most media organisations and professional bodies.
Hospital to home service supports older people to leave hospital and reduces re-admission
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with Age Concern Hampshire to run a Hospital to Home service helping prepare patients to return to their home after a stay in hospital. The service also helps older people to be cared for at home to reduce their hospital stay, create beds for those who urgently need them and can prevent hospital re-admission.
Southern Health appoints new Chief People Officer
We would like to share and give a warm welcome to Satnam Sagoo who starts her role as Chief People Officer at the Trust. On joining the Trust, Satnam says: “I am delighted to be joining Southern Health at such a pivotal time and I'm looking forward to meeting and hearing from as many colleagues as possible in the coming weeks and months."
Public consultation and exhibitions announced for the new Health Hub in Bordon town centre
Public consultation dates and times for the new Health Hub in Bordon
Psychiatry Summer School
The Trust is running a summer school for lower sixth form pupils and for those working or doing another University course who are thinking about studying medicine. The summer school runs from 25-27 July 2023 - click here to find out more and to download an application form!
Lights, camera, action - students work with local NHS to create compelling films addressing mental health issues
Second year TV production students from Solent University, Southampton have been working with NHS staff and patients from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a set of videos focussing on raising awareness of mental health in time for Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May).
Let’s talk about anxiety…
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May) and this year’s theme is anxiety. To raise awareness of the week, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have launched a new podcast aimed at helping people manage their anxiety and encourage people to talk about their experiences.
Local NHS doctor retires after 40-year award-winning career
A highly respected and long-serving consultant at local NHS Trust, Southern Health, is retiring after more than four decades’ service within the NHS – and NHS colleagues were determined to mark the milestone occasion!
Maternal Mental Health
We are celebrating Maternal Mental Health Week by raising awareness of maternal mental health, encouraging open conversations, and sharing recovery stories from lived experience peer support workers. Let’s get talking about our struggles, our joys, our worries and our fear, because we are #StrongerTogether.