News and views

Introduction 

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. 

To find out more or to contact the Communications Team please call us on 023 8087 4666 or e-mail us

Please note we are available for enquiries from journalists and members of the media from Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.

We are currently home working, please email us with your contact number if you would like us to call you. Email: communications@southernhealth.nhs.uk   The email inbox is checked regularly during our opening hours. We will respond to you as quickly as possible

We ask that Journalists and members of the media contact the Media Team in the first instance and do not approach our front line staff directly.  

If you would like to film or take photos of one of our services or sites, please speak to the team first. This is to protect the privacy of our patients and staff. 

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.
 

NHS Admin Coordinator puts role ‘on ice’ to represent team GB

HS Admin Coordinator for Winchester and Rural Health Visiting team represented Great Britain (GB) in the World Para Ice Hockey Women’s World Challenge.

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Black History Month

October is national Black History Month, each year the Trust uses this month to celebrate achievements from people with ethnic minority backgrounds and importantly help raise awareness of inequalities some communities may face. This year we have chosen to focus on the theme of Health and Wellness.

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UK’s First Exemplary Quality Mark awarded to Southampton City Council’s Individual Placement and Support Service

The Southampton Individual Placement and Support Service (IPS) has become the first IPS team in the country to be awarded an “Exemplary” IPS quality mark, following an external review.

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The passing of Her Majesty the Queen

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‘Better together’ - residents invited to join local NHS Trust at annual meeting

Residents across Hampshire are invited to join Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, at its Annual Members Meeting on Tuesday 20 September 6pm – 8pm.

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Suicide Prevention: Do you know where to go for help?

This year World Suicide Prevention Day is on Saturday 10 September and we will be sharing videos of people with lived experience and publicising our life cards throughout the week beginning 5 September. One of our key aims focuses on sharing vital information regarding suicide prevention so people know what to do if they, or someone they know, is feeling suicidal.

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Hugh Bonneville celebrates Petersfield’s Urgent Treatment Centre one-year anniversary and official opening with staff

​​​​​​​The service originally opened in 2021 but staff were unable to host an official opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic and so the celebrations also marked the official opening of the UTC.

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Southern Health’s Multi-Agency Stalking Project shortlisted for national award

Southern Health’s Multi-Agency Stalking Project shortlisted for national award

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HSJ awards 2022

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NHS south east regional director thanks staff as longest waits now reduced

NHS staff across the South East of England have now reduced the longest waits for scans, checks, surgical procedures and other routine treatment below two years -the first milestone in the most ambitious catch-up plan in health service history.

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Nominations to become a Public Governor of Southern Health are now open!

Make a difference to healthcare in your area, become a Southern Health Governor! Find out more on this page...nominations open 10 August until 26 August.

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