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.

Hampshire residents learn about plans and progress from Trust

This year's AMM highlighted how the Trust continues to respond to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, as well as showcasing some of the new ways it is supporting patients, carers and staff.

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Second stage of review into Southern Health published today

In February last year, NHS Improvement published an investigation report after Nigel Pascoe QC independently reviewed the historical cases of five people who died in Southern Health’s care between 2011 and 2015. The report recommended a second stage process to look at how the Trust has improved in the intervening years and the further developments we have planned.

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Infantry Soldier shares his battle with his mental health this Suicide Prevention Day

As part of marking World Suicide Prevention Day, we will be raising awareness of those vulnerable groups including bereaved families, new mothers, men and healthcare workers who at a higher risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts.

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Fifth edition of the SHJ

We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of our Trust magazine, the SHJ. Life after lockdown is something that faces us all but how do we really feel about it? Read the full magazine here...

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Trust shortlisted twice at HSJ awards

The Trust has been shortlisted twice at the 2021 HSJ awards

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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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