News and views

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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 and Isle of Wight teams lead the way in the 12–15-year-old vaccination programme

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight teams have recently topped the national vaccination records for successfully delivering over 51,500 first dose Covid-19 vaccinations to the 12–15-year-old age group.

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Over 4000 housebound patients receive the Covid 19 booster vaccine in time for Christmas

This December, staff from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, have been working hard, alongside local GP surgeries, to ensure that vulnerable patients, across Hampshire, are fully vaccinated by visiting them in their own homes to deliver the much-needed Covid 19 booster.

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Trust charity, Brighterway brings festive cheer to patients

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Don’t Suffer in Silence this Christmas

Mental health crisis services are open in Hampshire throughout Christmas period

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Annual patient survey highlights improvements

We have received the results of a national survey which annually benchmarks the experiences of people using our community mental health services – and the feedback is very encouraging.

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Charlie Dimmock and patients plant three trees to celebrate the upgrade of inpatient acute mental health wards at Parklands Hospital

On Tuesday 23 November 2021 Charlie Dimmock, Gardening Expert and Television Presenter, along with patients and staff members, planted three trees to celebrate the completion of a number of works to upgrade the inpatient acute mental health wards, at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s, Parklands Hospital in Basingstoke.

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Trust offers vital support for people caring for loved ones with mental health illness

We recognise the vital role that carers play in the recovery journey of people experiencing mental health illness and have developed a carer peer support programme across Hampshire’s mental health services, specifically designed with carers to offer them the support they need.

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Self care week 2021

Self care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your GP practice or another healthcare professional. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.

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Southern Health Achieves ‘Veteran Aware’ Status During Remembrance Week

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‘The Lookout’ opens in Winchester

A new mental health service called ‘The Lookout’ has opened in Winchester, offering short-term supported housing to people in the early stages of a mental health crisis.

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