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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch Portsmouth

Support and information on health services and coping with stress

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Choose the right NHS service this Bank Holiday

If you need medical help during the Bank Holiday weekend, please choose the right healthcare service to get the care you need and to enable the NHS to help the greatest number of people.

If your injury or illness is not life-threatening, please use:

  • Pharmacies for expert advice on conditions such as headaches, aches and pains or an upset stomach. Pharmacies may be closed or have different opening times over the Bank Holiday - find out which local pharmacies are open near you, so you can get the medicines and advice you need.

  • Urgent Treatment Centres for minor conditions such as sprains, strains, broken bones, minor burns and wounds - contact 111 for a timed appointment or just turn up (however, you may wait longer than if you had a timed appointment). UTCs are open every day, including Bank Holidays and can be found at:

    • Gosport War Memorial Hospital, 8am-10pm

    • Petersfield Hospital, 8am-8pm

    • St Mary's Hospital, 8am-8pm

  • Visit or call 111 for urgent medical help that isn't an emergency, or if you're not sure where to go - advisers can offer help and direct you to the right service.

Only call 999 or attend the Emergency Department (ED) for life-threatening or serious emergencies.

Visit our website to find out more about when and where to get help.Find out more

Are you, or someone you know, struggling with stress?

April is Stress Awareness Month, and we want to remind you that if you're struggling with stress, you are not alone and there's always someone you can talk to.

Everyone gets stressed at some point in their life, but it can become a problem when you feel like you can't cope, and things are getting too much.

Visit our website to learn about the support available from services such as PositiveMinds, Talking Change and Shout.

If you’re worried that stress is impacting your child's mental health, we have dedicated guidance on the support available. You can find this on Portsmouth City Council's website.

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