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We are continually looking for ways to make our services the best they can be for all of our service users, families and carers. Your feedback on how we are doing will help us to achieve this. By listening carefully to you, we can better understand what you want and need and how we can best support you. 

By working together, we can bring about real and lasting improvements. We know from experience that the people who use our services are the true experts on how those services should be developed and delivered. Your views and experiences help us to improve services for everyone who uses them.

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Find out how research could support those who care for people with dementia and for patients who have dementia’

  We are really keen to provide people with a variety of opportunities to get involved with our work and put them in the driving seat so they can let us know what they’d like to do and how much time they can give.

There are many different ways to be involved in improving and shaping our services.

If you are interested in issues related to carers, you may wish to specifically contribute to Southern Health's local carers groups.

  • Become a member of our Foundation Trust
  • Volunteering is a great way to become involved with the trust
  • Brighterways    
  • Join the Families First Group 
  • Join the Working in Partnership Committee


Carers Week 2020, 'Making Caring Visible

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the caring role, highlighting the challenges that many carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. This year’s theme is “Making Caring Visible”.           

During Carers week we will also be hosting a 'Carers Week Virtual Catch-up'  connecting carers of all ages, backgrounds and experiences to other carers, to listen, support and learn from one another online. 

Session 1: Monday 8 June 2020 11am-12pm

Session 2: Wednesday 10 June 11am-12pm 

To sign up for the ‘Carers Week Virtual Catch-up’ please sign up by getting in touch via email or by calling Niamh: 07468 700507.

For more information please click here to download the invite. 

There are lots more activities and events planned throughout the week that you can get involved in. 

Princess Royal Trust For Carers

Estate Planning and Wills virtual planning session 9 June 10.30am

Singalong with Maddison: 12 June 10.30am 

Art competition judged by Mike Bushell-  closes 10 June

For details of how to join please call 01264 835246 or email

Carers Together

Free Heart and Breathe 8 week course- starts 8 June 2020


Below is some information about local and national consultations where you can get involved and have your say: 



We have established a Families, Carers, Families and Friends group to support the health and wellbeing of carers, families and friends. 

Southern Health are supporting the implementation and delivery of the Hampshire Joint Carers Strategy and the Southampton Strategy. 

Download the Terms of Reference for this group. 

We have established a Trust wide group of patients, service users, carers, voluntary sector and community groups to support our engagement agenda. 

Key aims of the group include: 

  • Providing information and feedback from/to the Trust on current policies and strategies 
  • Contribute to and influence service change and development 
  • Agreeing priority areas of work for the group


Download the Terms of Reference for this committee.

Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust is committed to working together in partnership with people to ensure that the services we provide are of high quality and are delivered in a comfortable, caring, compassionate and safe environment. We want to work together with service users, patients, families and carers so that they have a say in their care and treatment and help us to understand how services can be improved.

It is vital, therefore that we use the insight gained from our population in a robust and meaningful way. To support this process, this report outlines some of the key patient insight information that has been fed back to Southern Health during the last six months. The report is categorised into “Sources of Information” in order to provide clarity as to the mechanism that has been used to gather the information. A selection of both narrative and statistical methods has been used. It should be noted that a wide variety of information has been gained throughout the six month period, with positive feedback being provided, as well as information regarding potential areas for development.

Download a copy of the latest report here. 

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