News 2017-08-03T12:02:09+00:00


New Suicide Prevention Action plan – what do you think of the areas for action?

As part of their mental health work, Portsmouth City Council is looking at the devastating area of suicide and is producing a draft suicide prevention action plan, to reduce the number of suicides in the city and provide support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Around 24 people take their own lives by suicide each year in Portsmouth. This is higher as a rate than the England average. About 78% of these people are male. Suicide affects children, young people and adults […]

Job Opportunity: Community Engagement and Projects Officer

We are really pleased to let you know of a great full-time opportunity arising with the Healthwatch Portsmouth team, hosted by Learning Links. Please find below links to the advertisement, job description and application form for the post of Community Engagement & Projects Officer.

If you are interested, please download the forms below, complete the application and send it to

Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Friday 19th January 2018.

Job Description: Comm Engagement and Projects Officer JD Dec 2017

Job Advert: job advert Comunity Engagement and […]

Healthwatch Volunteers Christmas Party

The Healthwatch Portsmouth Volunteers Christmas party on Tuesday 12th December was fun, full of laughter and best wishes from the Healthwatch team for all the help our volunteers provide in the wide range of activities they get involved with.  Thank to you to all our volunteers who support our work throughout the year.  Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year !!

Portsmouth City Council Video Diary Project

Project one: social care video diaries

Who we’re looking for: Current social care users from a range of backgrounds. We want to get a snapshot of the different types of social care users, so we welcome applications from people using any Adult Social Care service.

What’s involved: We’re looking for people who can share their experiences – both good and bad – of navigating the social care system. We’ll expect you to complete a regular video diary over the space of two to four weeks – ideally we’d like you to record […]

PHT Happy To Chat New Volunteer Team launching 24th November

Portsmouth Hospitals Trust is forming a new team of volunteers to help unpaid carers whose loved ones are in hospital or whom are in hospital themselves to access the support available to them. The Trust is recruiting to their new ‘happy to chat’ volunteer team.  The role of a Carer Aware Volunteer is to support ward and outpatient areas across the Trust, identifying and supporting unpaid carers.

 The role is outlined on the attached document and […]