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

  • Getting mental health help and support this summer

    Our Medical Director, Dr Steve Tomkins, talks about the pressures we have faced over the pandemic and how you can get help and support for your mental health this summer.

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  • Cherry Ward opens at Parklands Hospital

    We have created a new 18 bed ward for females with acute mental health needs, at Parklands Hospital in Basingstoke. This will ensure people living in Hampshire will get the much needed care they require closer to home.

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  • Join our older people’s mental health network on 3 August and help shape future services

    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Older People’s Mental Health service are looking for people over 65 living with mental health problems and their carers to join a new special network to help shape the future services for our ageing population, with the first meeting being held virtually on Tuesday 3 August.

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  • We are stronger together.

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  • Welcome to our new website

    This week we have soft launched our new website.

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  • Public consultation into public health services

    Hampshire County Council have launched a public consultation proposing changes to some public health services

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  • HM Lord-Lieutenant and Mayor of Gosport officially open our newly refurbished ward for older people with mental health problems in Gosport

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  • Job placements for mental health patients

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  • International nurses day 2021

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  • Trust to provide new health and emotional health wellbeing service at Swanick Lodge

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