News 2018-05-16T12:59:23+00:00


Test your stress on the Mental Health Foundation website

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 national charity the Mental Health Foundation have launched a new tool to help people test how stressed they are.

Using the  evidence-based Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) the MHF’s Stress Test asks a series of questions and then gives a score and an indication of whether this is low, medium or high.

Stress is not a mental health problem in itself but it is a key cause of mental health problems like depression and anxiety and is often linked to self-harm and suicide. Stress is also known to lead to physical health problems like muscle and joint pain […]

Get involved in developing the future of healthcare in Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust workshop Monday 21 May 2018, 14.30 – 16.30 hrs

We have received an invitation from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to a workshop on Monday 21 May 2018

Details of the workshop are below
– please reply directly to
or phone Sharon Griffen on 023 92286000, ext 59

Invitation to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust workshop 21 May 2018
Are you a patient, family member, carer, member of the local community or voluntary organisation that is interested in supporting your local hospital move towards its ambition of “Outstanding”?

Would you like to be part of the development of the 5 year strategy for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to achieve that?

We would be delighted if you would […]

First meeting of Portsmouth Autism Community Forum 18 May 2018

We would like to invite you to the first meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum on Friday 18 May 2018
to be held at
Learning Links
3 St Georges Business Centre,
St Georges Square,
Portsmouth PO1 3EY.

The meeting will run 10:30-12:30. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available throughout.

The Autism Community Forum will be a place where people with autism, their families and carers can meet with service providers such as the council, health services and support groups. We want your views and for you to have your say to make services in Portsmouth better. Healthwatch Portsmouth are working with the council on this […]

Healthwatch Portsmouth jargon buster launched

Know the difference between primary and secondary care, care homes and nursing homes? What is SEND, QAH, CQC or MCP?

In health and social care, like in many areas of life, we all tend to use certain phrases and sets of initials assuming that everyone knows what we are talking about. This means that documents, presentations and public meetings can be hard to understand for the general audience (and in many cases the specialist audience too!).

In an attempt to overcome this difficulty at our Board meeting on 17 April 2018 we launched our new jargon buster with a list of definitions of commonly used words, phrases and […]

Come to the Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting Tuesday 17 April 2018

You are invited to the next Healthwatch Portsmouth Board meeting on Tuesday 17 April 2018 4-6pm at the St Mary’s Community Room, St Marys Lodge, St Marys Rd, Portsmouth PO3 6BB  (See for further information)

(NOT St Mary’s Community Health Campus as originally stated)

Parking is available onsite

At this meeting we will be joined by Suzanne Hogg, Urgent Care and Resilience Lead at Solent NHS Trust who will give an update on progress being made on Integrated Discharge.

AGENDA Healthwatch Portsmouth Board Meeting 17 04 2018

DRAFT minutes Healthwatch Portsmouth Board Meeting 27 Feb 2018
Healthwatch Portsmouth Feb 2018 Project Manager […]