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
Lights, camera, action - students work with local NHS to create compelling films addressing mental health issues15 May 2023
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).
Let’s talk about anxiety…11 May 2023
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.
Local NHS doctor retires after 40-year award-winning career2 May 2023
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!
Maternal Mental Health1 May 2023
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.
Psychiatrist warns of the dangers of perfectionism for Stress Awareness Month19 April 2023
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.
Nominations to become a Public Governor of Southern Health are now open!5 April 2023
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