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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Southern Health Podcasts
- Unashamedly You — The Importance of Pride Month at Southern Health by Dr Satnam Sagoo
- What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? by The Chaplaincy
- Success of the Individual Placement and Support service, by Paul Draycott
- Blurring boundaries between 'health' and 'housing' by Jon Pritchard
- Proud to be an Ally by Paul Draycott
- The Magic of Eid ul Fitr by Dr Kharrum Sadiq
- COVID-19 – a year in the role of IPC by Jacky Hunt IPC lead nurse
- The spirit of Ramadan by Dr Kharrum Sadiq
- Our response to the Government report on race and ethnic disparity by Paul Draycott
- International Women’s Day - leading by example
- COVID-19 vaccine – our responsibility as NHS workers by Dr Karl Marlowe
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Mental health reporting
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List of Pages
Paw-some day for pups at PATnic26 June 2023
Southern Health welcomed four furry friends and their owners to a ‘PATnic’ (Pets as Therapy Picnic) at Southfield hospital at Tatchbury Mount. The day was complete with music, food and giant outdoor games.
Trust awarded second star accreditation for Carers Trust's Triangle of Care programme21 June 2023
Southern Health NHS Foundation is delighted to announce it has achieved star 2 as part of the Triangle of Care accreditation process through the Carers Trust, for its work with families and carers of patients experiencing mental health illnesses.
It's Learning Disability Week!19 June 2023
Welcome to this year's Learning Disability Week (19 - 25 June 2023) - which is all about busting myths about living life with a learning disability.
Mental health service expands in Southampton offering a beacon of light for people in times of crisis13 June 2023
Due to success and feedback from local people, a second Lighthouse location has opened in Bitterne providing a vital layer of support in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.
Local NHS Community Health Trust and emergency services win national award8 June 2023
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Hospitals Trust have won a prestigious Skills for Health Our Health Heroes Award.
Hospital to home service supports older people to leave hospital and reduces re-admission31 May 2023
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with Age Concern Hampshire to run a Hospital to Home service helping prepare patients to return to their home after a stay in hospital. The service also helps older people to be cared for at home to reduce their hospital stay, create beds for those who urgently need them and can prevent hospital re-admission.
Southern Health appoints new Chief People Officer22 May 2023
We would like to share and give a warm welcome to Satnam Sagoo who starts her role as Chief People Officer at the Trust. On joining the Trust, Satnam says: “I am delighted to be joining Southern Health at such a pivotal time and I'm looking forward to meeting and hearing from as many colleagues as possible in the coming weeks and months."
Psychiatry Summer School17 May 2023
The Trust is running a summer school for lower sixth form pupils and for those working or doing another University course who are thinking about studying medicine. The summer school runs from 25-27 July 2023 - click here to find out more and to download an application form!