News and views


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.

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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.

Work started on new MRI scanner at Lymington New Forest Hospital

We are delighted to announce that works have begun to install a new £906,000 state of the art MRI Scanner at Lymington New Forest Hospital.

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Getting mental health help and support this summer

Our Medical Director, Dr Steve Tomkins, talks about the pressures we have faced over the pandemic and how you can get help and support for your mental health this summer.

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Cherry Ward opens at Parklands Hospital

We have created a new 18 bed ward for females with acute mental health needs, at Parklands Hospital in Basingstoke. This will ensure people living in Hampshire will get the much needed care they require closer to home.

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Join our older people’s mental health network on 3 August and help shape future services

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Older People’s Mental Health service are looking for people over 65 living with mental health problems and their carers to join a new special network to help shape the future services for our ageing population, with the first meeting being held virtually on Tuesday 3 August.

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We are stronger together.

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

Do you want to have more of a say in helping to shape local healthcare services in your local community? If so, a role as a Public or Staff Governor at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust could be the right challenge for you.

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Welcome to our new website

This week we have soft launched our new website.

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Public consultation into public health services

Hampshire County Council have launched a public consultation proposing changes to some public health services

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HM Lord-Lieutenant and Mayor of Gosport officially open our newly refurbished ward for older people with mental health problems in Gosport

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Job placements for mental health patients

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