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 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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Our inbox is constantly monitored during working hours (9am – 5pm weekdays) and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. If you need to contact the team out of hours you can call: 07017029238 
Please note: This number is only for use, between the hours of 5pm and 9am.

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.

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  • Passionate NHS director retires after 50 years’ service

    Ginny Taylor, Associate Director of Operations for Children and Family Services in Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, retires this week after more than 20 years in the Trust, and 50 years in the NHS.

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  • ‘First of its kind’ eating disorder support for young people opens in Hampshire.

    A revolutionary way to help young people with eating disorders has now opened in Hampshire, following confirmation of £1.6million of additional funding for the county.

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  • Championing carers rights by providing dedicated support for carers

    Its Carers Rights Day on Thursday 23 November and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust are raising awareness of carers rights and highlighting the role of their carer leads within their mental health services.

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  • Bringing communities together to break down barriers surrounding mental health

    Local NHS mental health trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, and St Denys Activity Group, who support mental health in the community, have come together for a second year running to jointly host a mental health awareness event in Southampton on Saturday 25 November. All are welcome to attend.

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  • Weather warning and your care: Storm Ciaran

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  • The Trust recognised for supporting international nurses and allowing them to thrive

    The Trust has been awarded the NHS Pastoral Care Quality Award, by NHS England. This award recognises the Trust’s work in international recruitment and the physical and emotional support they provide to new staff joining the Trust from overseas.

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  • Alternative appointment choice – Patient Initiated Digital Mutual Aid System (PIDMAS)

    National announcement for scheme where patients waiting longer than 40 weeks could move to a different hospital to receive care sooner

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  • Local healthcare worker named Allied Health Professional of the Year

    Sue Norman, an advanced clinical practitioner working in the urgent community response team, has been shortlisted for a NHS England Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Award.

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  • Fundraising ramps up for skate project in Sierra Leone

    Cameron Duncan, who works at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, is the co-founder of BoardersNotBorders (BNB), a charity that uses the power of skateboarding to improve disadvantaged communities, including providing youth outreach, education programs, and dedicated social advocacy initiatives.

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  • World Mental Health Day 2023

    Celebrating World Mental Health Day 2023, sharing information and tips on looking after your mental health and supporting others with theirs.

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