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. 

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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.

Mental health awareness event – breaking down barriers

Local NHS mental health trust, Southern Health and St Denys Activity Group – supporting mental health in the community, have come together to jointly host a mental health awareness event in Southampton on Saturday 25 June.

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Inwood ward opens at Alton Hospital

Alton Community Hospital, re-opens it's doors to a brand new 22 bedded ward, called 'Inwood ward'.

The new first-floor, purpose-built ward has been created to increase the provision of rehabilitation and recovery inpatient care in the area. It will also improve the care we give to patients who are coming to the end of their lives.

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Could you be a research #TrailBlazer?

The national TrialBlazer campaign celebrates the community of research volunteers. There are thousands of people who take part in and support trials and studies all over the UK, and today we are celebrating every one of those people International Clinical Trials Day, Friday 20 May.

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Nurses Day 2022

International Nurses Day 2022

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Local mental health services partners with Shout

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s NHS 111 mental health triage team, run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, have partnered with Shout to provide in the moment mental health support to those in the local community. The partnership has been funded by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCG.

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Students create films to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week

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 (9-15 May).

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National Administrative Professionals day 27 April 2022!!

Marking the occasion yesterday, we celebrated our admin and clerical heroes across the Trust and thanked them for the fantastic work they do. Throughout the day, staff nominated their admin heroes and this was posted on our internal facebook page. The day was a huge success with many of our departments telling us why their admin staff are important to them.

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Urgent plea to public in Hampshire and Isle of Wight amid "perfect storm" of NHS pressures and rocketing rates of COVID-19

Health leaders today issue an urgent plea to communities amid a “perfect storm” of rising pressure on services and rocketing COVID-19 rates.

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Local NHS worker wins bronze for Exceptional NHS Operational Support Worker of the Year

An NHS worker from the New Forest has won the Skills for Health Bronze award for Exceptional NHS Operational Support Worker of the Year. 

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New gambling treatment service coming to Southampton

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are setting up a new specialist service providing evidence-based treatment to people with problem gambling.

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