The Department of Rheumatology at Queen Alexandra Hospital will run a “no time for pain” workshop on Saturday 15 September 2018 Many people who have some form of arthritis or connective tissue disease may be living with chronic/ persistent pain. Pain is described as chronic/ persistent when it lasts three to six months or longer. For people living with arthritis and connective tissue disease the pain can be with them constantly or it may come and go. Chronic pain can make it hard to perform daily activities like cleaning the house, dressing, or looking after their children. Also during the workshop you will: Meet other people who understand [...]
On Saturday 13 September 2018 Queen Alexandra Hospital will be holding an open day. Come and find out more about the hospital. Come and see us on the Healthwatch Portsmouth stall!
On Wednesday 12 September 2018 the Good Mental Health Cooperative will be running a drop-in cafe at Lilly and Lime on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library in Guildhall Square. The cafe will run 2:00-6:30pm. The Drop-In Cafe is for anyone who's feeling anxious, stress or socially isolated, or if you're worried about a friend or a family member, or if you're just interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing and the availability of local resources. There'll 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, Talking [...]
Portsmouth Council's Wellbeing Service is running free training courses to enable you to support people to improve their health. The three different courses cover smoking, alcohol and healthy weight. There is also Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training, which gives you the skills and confidence to have conversations with people to help them improve their health. These courses are ideal for anyone who works with the public, whether professionally or outside of work. Courses are open to Portsmouth City Council staff, external organisations and the voluntary sector/volunteers. It’s free to all. Level 1 - Very Brief Advice on Smoking Tuesday 18 September (15 spaces) 10:00am - 1:00pm Level [...]