News and views

Introduction 

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.

If you would like to contact the Media and Communications Team please email: communications@southernhealth.nhs.uk  

Our inbox is constantly monitored during working hours (9am – 5pm weekdays) and we will respond to you as quickly as possible. If you need to contact the team out of hours you can call: 07017029238 
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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.
 

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  • CQC publish report into Trust adult mental health wards

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  • Psychiatrist warns of the dangers of perfectionism for Stress Awareness Month

    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.

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  • Junior Doctor BMA Strikes

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  • Gosport Medical Centre and Willow Group merge

    Announcement that the Gosport Medical Centre and the Willow Group of GP practices have merged on 1 April 2023

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  • Local NHS worker recognised for outstanding diabetes care

    Charmaine Watts - a local NHS healthcare worker from Gosport - has been awarded a coveted national ‘Chief Nursing Officer Award’ for healthcare support workers. Charmaine, who works for Southern Health, was nominated for her outstanding work providing care to vulnerable diabetes patients and education to support staff in care homes.

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  • Trust charity secures £143k funding for ‘Create Wellbeing Eat Well’ project

    Brighterway, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s charity has successfully secured a grant of £143k to support the long-term health and recovery of their staff, patients, community, and volunteers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Occupational Therapist goes for gold in Europe with British Triathlon

    Specialist Occupational Therapist at Leigh House, David Vogwell will be representing the Great Britain Age-Group Team at the Europe Triathlon Duathlon Championships in Venice-Caorle, Italy.

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  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight system run workshop for Older People's Mental Health services

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  • Junior Doctors BMA Strikes

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  • Staff awards open for nominations

    Southern Health's annual reward and recognition programme is designed to shine a light on all the stars across the Trust who go 'above and beyond' in their daily roles. This year, the awards are back with an excuse for a little extra sparkle... NHS75, the diamond anniversary of the NHS.

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