Review of Think Autism strategy launched

The Government has launched a review of its national adult autism strategy Think Autism.

Think Autism is a cross-government strategy, launched in April 2014, which set out the steps that the Department of Health, local councils and other bodies would take to improve the quality of life for autistic adults and ensure that services met their needs.

Now the Government is reviewing the effectiveness of the strategy and the progress that has been made as well as asking for ideas for new action to be taken. In particular it wants to hear the experiences of care and support received by autistic people. If you are an autistic person, a family member of, or carer for, an autistic person or a professional working […]

March 19th, 2019|

What do you know about extended access Doctors services?

Over the next few weeks researchers from Healthwatch Portsmouth will be visiting all the Doctors’ surgeries across the city to ask patients what they know about the extended access service which has been available across Portsmouth since last summer.

What do you know about the new services available?  If you are a Portsmouth resident and registered with a GP surgery in the city please help us by completing a brief survey for your surgery on the Spring 2019 research page. The survey will only take a short time to complete. The results will help us gain an understanding of the levels of knowledge of these new services. The survey will close mid-April and we hope to publish our conclusions in May […]

March 11th, 2019|

Good Mental Health Drop-in Cafe this Wednesday in Central Library

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.

Photo of Good Mental Health cafe 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 be a range of stalls with people to talk about support that’s available in the city – regular attendees are the Solent Mind Wellbeing Centre, the Learning […]

March 11th, 2019|

New Portsmouth time to change hub seeks to reduce mental health stigma

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.

Time to Change hub logoThe 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 receieved funding across the country as part of a three year programme to establish a national network.

Further information is on the Time for Change  website […]

February 27th, 2019|
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