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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Please note we are available for enquiries from journalists and members of the media from Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
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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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Proposals to change older people’s mental health services in Southampton: A message from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust3 October 2023
Details about our plans for Beaulieu Ward at the Western Community Hospital, Southampton
Strikes: An open message to the residents of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight18 September 2023
This news story features an open letter from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System ahead of the consultant strikes in September.
Local NHS workers recognised for outstanding patient care in community mental health and falls prevention.13 September 2023
Local NHS healthcare workers, from Gosport and Basingstoke have been awarded a coveted national ‘Chief Nursing Officer Award’ for healthcare support workers.
Find out more about your local NHS Trust at Southern Health’s Annual Members’ Meeting7 September 2023
Residents across Hampshire are invited to join Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual Members Meeting on Tuesday 19 September 6pm – 8pm. All are welcome to attend.
Suicide Prevention: Do you know where to go for help?1 September 2023
This year World Suicide Prevention Day is on Sunday 10 September and we will be sharing videos of people with lived experience and publicising our Life Cards throughout September. One of our key aims focuses on sharing vital information regarding suicide prevention so people know where to go for help if they, or someone they know, is feeling suicidal.