Anti-trafficking charities launch a new website aimed at keeping Ukrainian refugees safe and stopping exploitation.

This information has been provided by Hampshire Constabulary. A coalition of anti-slavery and human rights groups has launched a new website for Ukrainian refugees in the UK, aimed at keeping them safe from trafficking and helping them adjust to their new home. is a "one-stop shop" of useful websites, helplines, and other information – anything from where to get basic travel and housing advice to opening a bank account and understanding your rights as a worker.   Says Andrew Wallis, CEO of anti-slavery charity Unseen, one of the groups behind the initiative: "There are millions of Ukrainian people on the move, many of them with no support [...]

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Mental Health Support Survey for 16–25-year-olds in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council is running a short survey for young people to share their experiences, and this feedback will help us to create better access to support and inform new ways of working. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and closes on Tuesday 31 May. Young people can choose to share their experience anonymously. Portsmouth Mental Health Support Survey for ages 16-25

By |2022-05-19T13:57:51+01:0019 May, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Hampshire and Isle of Wight (HIOW) Elective Care Survey

Do you live in Portsmouth? Are you or your loved ones waiting for hospital treatment? Healthwatch Portsmouth are asking the public to share their experience and views of waiting for hospital treatment. Many people have had their hospital treatment delayed by the pandemic – are you one of them? We want to know if you’re getting the advice and information you need while you wait. We also want to know if you would consider treatment at an alternative hospital in Winchester if it was available. It’s vital that NHS decision makers hear your experience so that your views can inform work being undertaken by the NHS to [...]

By |2022-05-17T12:01:43+01:0017 May, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Invitation to the Launch of ‘Room One’

Come and see the new Autism Information, Support and Drop-in venue: 'Room One' at Charles Dickens Community Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4DY on Saturday 21 May, 3.00pm-6.00pm . Open to any autistic or neurodivergent adult or anyone with an interest in this area, it's  relaxed drop-in, where you can meet some of the committee members, chat to like-minded people, see the room and find out more about some new services coming to Portsmouth.

By |2022-05-12T12:41:34+01:0012 May, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Somerstown May Fayre

This Saturday Healthwatch Portsmouth will be attending Somerstown May Fayre. It's going to be a fun filled packed day, so please do come and say 'Hello', and chat to us about Health in Portsmouth. We look forward to seeing you there. To find out where we will be contact: For more information about the Fayre contact:

By |2022-05-12T11:06:05+01:0012 May, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Mental Health Week 9th -15th May

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place between 9 and 15 May. This year's theme is loneliness, which can have a huge impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. There are lots of simple actions that you can take to help someone who may be feeling lonely - and they might help you feel less lonely too. Check in with family members, friends, colleagues, or neighbours - especially people you know who live alone or might not have many close connections. A text message or phone call can make a huge difference. Why not reach out to someone you haven't seen in a while for a catch up? [...]

By |2022-05-09T15:04:36+01:009 May, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

World Maternal Mental Health Day

Today is the World Maternal Mental Health day. Lives can be saved with more investment and better support for women with maternal mental health problems in pregnancy and after birth, say the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA). The two organisations have come together to call for better support and care for women during and after pregnancy as part of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week running from 2-8 May. Maternal Mental Health Alliance | Awareness Education Action

By |2022-05-05T09:37:26+01:005 May, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Independent Living Newsletter

Independent Living: Free information and advice. Welcome to this week's Independent Living newsletter. 04.05.22 Contents: How Smart is your home? Blue Badge delays Dance help for MS Kidz to Adultz South Good cholesterol news? • Track inflation impact See all of this and more on the newsletter, click the link below. Independent Living News 04.05.22 (

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