On Wednesday 13 March 2019 the Good Mental Health Co-Operative will be hosting a drop in cafe 2-6pm on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DX. The Drop-In Cafe welcomes everyone! You may be feeling anxious, stressed or socially isolated, or you may be worried about a friend or a family member, or you may just be interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing and the availability of local resources. There will [...]
On Thursday 7 March 2019 Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, which is responsible for running Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, will be holding its monthly Board meeting in the education centre on the QA site. The meeting is open to the public . Read the papers: Trust Board meeting in public 7 March 2019
Portsmouth and Southampton have been awarded funding to set up a new Time for Change hub which will work to reduce the stigma around mental health. The hub will support communities, workplaces and schools to end negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems in their communities. The hub is a national initiative, led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which was launched in 2017. The Portsmouth and Southampton hub is an one of eight that have [...]
On Wednesday 27 February 2019 Dentists from the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy will be at Tesco in Fratton Park from 9.30am-12.30pm providing free oral health checks. If you need treatment this can be provided for free at the Dental Academy.You don't need to make an appointment to visit them at Tesco.
NHS figures show that 25% of women over 50 do not attend cervical and breast cancer screening appointments. Wessex Voices is seeking to find out why and is asking all women over 50 to complete a short survey to understand your experiences of screening - http://bit.ly/wvscreeningsurvey The results will give a better understanding of women's feelings about screening tests to enable the screening programme to target women more effectiveley.
Help develop the NICE guideline on babies, children and young people's experience of healthcare The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. Our guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups. NICE are currently looking for additional lay members to join the [...]
Free central heating available for households on low incomes, means-tested benefits or with long-term health issues
Portsmouth City Council is offering free first time central heating for households in Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport. The Warmer Homes scheme intends to deliver 1,500 free central heating installations to people with electric heating or those heated by gas fires/heaters. Electric heating is one of the most expensive forms of heating, costing up to three times the cost of gas central heating. The scheme is available to families on low incomes, those in receipt of means-tested benefits, those with [...]
Health and Care Portsmouth, which brings together health and council services in the city, is seeking to understand how confident patients are in managing their own care and support. They are asking all patients and carers in Portsmouth to complete a short survey about self management of care. The results will help to understand what they can do to enable people to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their health and wellbeing. For further information and links to [...]
On Sunday 10 February 2019 Future in Mind will be running a conference for young people age 12-25 looking at young people's mental health. Speak Your Mind – A mental health conference for young people Speak your mind is a conference for young people aged 12 to 25 to shape how schools and services in the city respond to the mental health of young people. The event is being run by Future in Mind, a group of young people who [...]
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