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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‘The Lookout’ opens in Winchester1 November 2021
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.
North & Mid Hampshire ‘Safe Haven’ opens18 October 2021
Southern Health has partnered with Andover Mind to support the launch of a new ‘Safe Haven’ drop-in service in Basingstoke, to offer help to those in self-defined crisis.
‘Step out’ and combat the social divide. Local NHS Trust champions housing project and employment service15 October 2021
One of the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery for people with mental health issues is secure housing and employment. Successfully navigating these is a key step towards becoming independent. As an NHS Trust, Southern Health's core role is providing mental health care, but it's recently gone further - introducing housing and employment programmes for patients receiving treatment.
Hampshire residents learn about plans and progress from Trust15 September 2021
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.
Second stage of review into Southern Health published today9 September 2021
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.
Infantry Soldier shares his battle with his mental health this Suicide Prevention Day7 September 2021
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.