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. 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 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 [...]

By |2019-02-27T16:50:29+00:0027 February, 2019|News|0 Comments

QA Department of Rheumatology Easter Cream Tea Dance for Your Bones 13 April 2019

Queen Alexandra Hospital's Rheumatology Department have arranged an Easter cream tea dance on Saturday 13 April 2019 3pm at St Colmans Church Hall on Colman Avenue near to the hospital . Further details in flyer below Information from the hospital: Not many people know that bones are rigid living organ of the body. It reacts to any increases in load or any forces upon it by growing strongerand rigid. Bone strength is a significant health concern. Weakness in bones and the insufficient bone mass associated with osteoporosis can lead to fractures, particularly fractures of the wrist, hip and spine. Exercise -- particularly strength-training and weight-bearing activities -- [...]

By |2019-02-12T15:43:24+00:0013 February, 2019|Event|0 Comments

Why do 1 in 4 women not attend cancer screening appointments?

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.

By |2019-02-12T16:47:02+00:0012 February, 2019|News|0 Comments

Help develop the NICE guideline on babies, children and young people’s experience of healthcare

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 committee: ·         1 parent or carer of a child who used NHS healthcare services when the child was aged 1 to 6 ·         1 young person (aged 16 [...]

By |2019-02-12T16:16:18+00:0012 February, 2019|News|0 Comments

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 long-term health issues or those in vulnerable situations. For more information see the Warmer Home website

By |2019-02-12T11:43:10+00:0012 February, 2019|News|0 Comments

Autism seminar with Sarah Hendrickx Saturday 2 March 2019 Chandlers’s Ford

On Saturday 2 March 2019 Sarah Hendrickx will be speaking at a National Autistic Society South Hampshire branch seminar at the Chandlers Ford Methodist Church, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford SO53 2GJ. Sarah will be presenting two sessions: Women and Girls and Autism: What’s the Difference and Social and Personal Relationships on the Autism Spectrum Further details (taken from NAS South Hants website) 10.30am to 12.30pm: Women and Girls and Autism: What’s the Difference For many years, autism was considered as predominantly a male condition, with few women diagnosed. More recently, there has been a realisation that autistic females exist in much greater numbers than previously thought, partly through historical bias [...]

By |2019-02-12T10:52:49+00:0012 February, 2019|PACF|0 Comments

How confident are you in managing your care?

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 the survey see Health and Care Portsmouth -different conversations webpage

By |2019-02-12T16:40:31+00:008 February, 2019|News|0 Comments