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. 

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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.

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  • Young people get the Prom experience despite mental health challenges

    For many teenagers, Prom represents an important milestone in their young lives. However, young people who experience severe mental health problems often miss out on these significant events due to their challenges. Following the completion of their GCSEs, young people at Austen House were able to celebrate their Prom.

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  • Southern Health celebrates local NHS with annual Star Awards

    Southern Health has announced the 12 winners of its annual Star Awards during the NHS 75th birthday week. Held at the Winchester Guildhall last Friday, the awards recognise NHS teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond in their care for patients.

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  • NHS gambling service expands to offer support to people living in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and West Berkshire

    As of 3 July, people living in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and West Berkshire who are affected by harmful gambling, will be able to refer to the NHS Southern Gambling Service, a specialist gambling service, for support and treatment.

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  • Trust supports local charity championed by HRH Princess of Wales

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  • Local NHS workers recognised for outstanding patient care

    Ben Holt and Gena Lundqvist- two healthcare support workers from local NHS Trust, Southern Health - have been awarded a coveted national ‘Chief Nursing Officer Award’ for healthcare support workers.

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  • Paw-some day for pups at PATnic

    Southern Health welcomed four furry friends and their owners to a ‘PATnic’ (Pets as Therapy Picnic) at Southfield hospital at Tatchbury Mount. The day was complete with music, food and giant outdoor games.

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  • Trust awarded second star accreditation for Carers Trust's Triangle of Care programme

    Southern Health NHS Foundation is delighted to announce it has achieved star 2 as part of the Triangle of Care accreditation process through the Carers Trust, for its work with families and carers of patients experiencing mental health illnesses.

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  • It's Learning Disability Week!

    Welcome to this year's Learning Disability Week (19 - 25 June 2023) - which is all about busting myths about living life with a learning disability.

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  • Mental health service expands in Southampton offering a beacon of light for people in times of crisis

    Due to success and feedback from local people, a second Lighthouse location has opened in Bitterne providing a vital layer of support in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and Solent Mind.

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  • Local NHS Community Health Trust and emergency services win national award

    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service and Hampshire Hospitals Trust have won a prestigious Skills for Health Our Health Heroes Award.

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