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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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.  

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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.

List of Pages

  • Lights, camera, action - students work with local NHS to create compelling films addressing mental health issues

    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 (15-21 May).

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  • Let’s talk about anxiety…

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May) and this year’s theme is anxiety. To raise awareness of the week, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have launched a new podcast aimed at helping people manage their anxiety and encourage people to talk about their experiences.

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  • Local NHS doctor retires after 40-year award-winning career

    A highly respected and long-serving consultant at local NHS Trust, Southern Health, is retiring after more than four decades’ service within the NHS – and NHS colleagues were determined to mark the milestone occasion!

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  • Maternal Mental Health

    We are celebrating Maternal Mental Health Week by raising awareness of maternal mental health, encouraging open conversations, and sharing recovery stories from lived experience peer support workers. Let’s get talking about our struggles, our joys, our worries and our fear, because we are #StrongerTogether.

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  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital Celebrates Centenary

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  • CQC publish report into Trust adult mental health wards

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  • Psychiatrist warns of the dangers of perfectionism for Stress Awareness Month

    Dr Jez Rowland, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, is using Stress Awareness Month to warn people of the dangers of perfectionism.
    Dr Rowland, a consultant psychiatrist, is well aware of the obsession with perfection within the healthcare industry. But perfectionism and an unhealthy obsession with it can surface anywhere.

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  • Junior Doctor BMA Strikes

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  • Nominations to become a Public Governor of Southern Health are now open!

    Make a difference to healthcare in your area, become a Southern Health Governor! Find out more on this page...nominations open until 8 February 2023

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  • Gosport Medical Centre and Willow Group merge

    Announcement that the Gosport Medical Centre and the Willow Group of GP practices have merged on 1 April 2023

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