Entries by Sophie Fry

One year of Kooth in Portsmouth

Last January, Kooth, the online counselling and emotional wellbeing service, was commissioned by Health and Care Portsmouth for children and young people in the city. Kooth has enabled children and young people to access support more quickly which has been particularly important given the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing. In its first […]

The Harbour now open seven evenings-a-week

Out-of-hours mental health crisis service, The Harbour, has expanded the service to accommodate supporting local people seven evenings-a-week. Originally set up in autumn to run weekends only, The Harbour has been supporting people in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and East Hampshire for the last three months. The service is run by staff who have experienced their […]

A challenging winter ahead for local NHS services

NHS services in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire are facing increased pressures and challenges as they continue to respond to COVID-19, deliver the vaccination programme, see patients not seen during the pandemic, and deal with the onset of flu and cold season as we head into winter. GP practices are experiencing significant demand for their […]

Share some Comfort & Joy this Christmas

Help make this Christmas happier for those who are most in need Churches Homeless Action are once again running their ‘Comfort & Joy’ appeal in the run up to Christmas. Last year more than £15,000 was raised for those in need in Portsmouth.The campaign invites the whole community to share some comfort and joy. This might […]

Portsmouth’s learning disability service celebrate and reflect after unprecedented times

Portsmouth’s Integrated Learning Disability Service recently celebrated the resilience shown through the pandemic after a challenging 18+ months for the team, its providers and its service users and carers. The service currently supports over 750 adults with a learning disability in the Portsmouth area and offers specialist services to enable and support them to participate […]

Help shape the women’s health strategy

The Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views to help inform the development of the government’s women’s health strategy. The consultation aims to build a better understanding of women’s experiences of health, and the health and care system. This will help shape a new women’s health strategy to better meet women’s needs. […]

New COVID-19 vaccine research facility to open in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU), in collaboration with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), has secured funding to open a new COVID-19 vaccine research facility in the city. Located at the John Pounds Centre, the Portsmouth Research Hub will open later this month to help deliver additional COVID-19 vaccine trials, as prioritised by […]

Special Online Class for Embroidery Enthusiasts

The D-Day Story museum in Portsmouth has teamed up with the Royal School of Needlework to offer some very special embroidery classes online. The classes are accessible to anyone and each attendee will be given a free ticket to The D-Day Story. Anyone who joins the online class can also hear more about the museum’s […]