Entries by Rena Wiethaupt

New resources launched for World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

The Public Health team in Portsmouth City Council has created two new leaflets ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2019. One offers advice on looking after your own mental health and the second provides guidance on supporting someone else with their mental health. Getting people to take the same care of their […]

A Safe Space on a night out in Portsmouth

Safe Space at the Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre is open every Friday and Saturday night, 10 pm to 3 am and on special days such as New Year’s Eve. This year the service will also run every night throughout Fresher’s Week, and will be open from the 13– 21 September 2019 (including the usual Friday […]

Bank holiday – which pharmacies will be open?

The August bank holiday weekend is nearly here which could spell three days of visiting family, having a go at some DIY or going out and about in the local area. The NHS wants to remind people that a network of pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday weekend and can help you with […]

Homes for our key workers – we need your input

Work is underway across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to better understand the housing needs of workers in essential health and social care roles. We know that the availability of good quality, affordable housing is important, so please complete this survey if you are a health or social care specialist currently working, seeking work […]

Care navigators help you find your way around the health system

All sixteen Portsmouth GP practices are introducing a new scheme which should help patients see the most appropriate healthcare professional faster. Around 230 practice staff across the city, including a number of receptionists, have received external training to become care navigators. They won’t offer you clinical advice – but will help signpost you to the […]

All systems go for new Lighthouse Group Practice in Portsmouth

Two GP practices in Portsmouth have now officially merged to form a new partnership. Southsea Medical Centre and The Devonshire Practice officially joined together on 1 July 2019 to form the new Lighthouse Group Practice. The move has been planned for months and was announced last May. It has been approved by NHS Portsmouth Clinical […]

Getting Carers connected during Carers Week 2019

Carers Week, established by Carers UK 25 years ago, is an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. Carers Week 2019 are calling on individuals, services and organisations to do their part in Getting Carers Connected – helping them get the practical, […]