Plans for new young people’s mental health unit in Dorset approved
Health chiefs are gearing up construction plans for a long-awaited specialist care unit in Dorset for young people with severe mental health problems, after winning planning approval.
Stammering support group for Dorset children leads NHS staff innovation awards
A pioneering proposal to set up a county-wide social support group for children who stammer, and their families, has scooped funding from Dorset HealthCare.
Harry Redknapp unveils Wimborne’s new-look x-ray department
Former Premier League manager and ‘King of the Jungle’ Harry Redknapp has re-opened the radiology department at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital, following a major revamp of the unit.
New video spotlights anxiety during Mental Health Awareness Week
This Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May), a local NHS talking therapies service is highlighting the help and support available for people struggling with anxiety.
Support for young people experiencing exam stress and anxiety
During this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May), Dorset HealthCare’s Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) in schools service is advising children and young people how to cope with exam stress and signposting them to help if they need it.
National honour heads up Nurses’ Day celebrations this week
Health visitor of 24 years Jane Hill, who works in Weymouth for Dorset HealthCare, has been made a Queen’s Nurse by community nursing charity The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). And the honour is among many local achievements being celebrated on International Nurses Day this Friday, 12 May.
Local NHS counselling service offers support for new parents to combat ‘baby blues’
This Maternal Mental Health Week (1-7 May), a local NHS talking therapies service is letting new mums know that help and support is available if they are feeling low, stressed, or worried.
New service for local women launched in Maternal Mental Health Week
A new specialist service is being launched to support women experiencing pregnancy-related fear, trauma or loss.
Reduced minor injuries service during bank holiday Monday strike action
Dorset’s network of minor injuries units (MIUs) will be operating a reduced service during Monday’s (1 May) industrial action by the Royal College of Nursing.
Spring COVID-19 booster clinics open for vulnerable Dorset residents
Over-75s, people aged five and over who have a weakened immune system and older adult care home residents are all entitled to a free vaccination to protect themselves from the virus.
Local NHS mental wellbeing service launches new, easy-to-use website
Steps2Wellbeing, a free NHS mental health support service, has launched a new-look website which makes accessing help simpler than ever.
Joint Chair appointed for Dorset County Hospital and Dorset HealthCare
Dorset County Hospital and Dorset HealthCare have appointed David Clayton-Smith as their new Joint Chair.
Inspirational cycle ride sows the seeds for greenhouse therapy
People in Dorset recovering from brain injuries are benefiting from a new greenhouse, plus gym equipment, thanks to the fundraising efforts of an “inspirational” former patient.
Dorset’s LGBT+ mental health support to be a role model for Rwanda
Lessons learned from supporting Dorset and Southampton’s LGBT+ community with mental health issues are set to benefit people in Africa.
Show your support for better mental health facilities in Dorset
Plans have been submitted for building works that will improve mental health provision at St Ann’s Hospital – and Dorset HealthCare needs your support.
Young people encouraged to connect to boost mental wellbeing
As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) engaged with local schools to highlight the importance of connection for mental wellbeing.
Teenage booster vaccination provision to change
Our School Aged Immunisation Team is changing the way it offers teenage booster vaccinations this academic year and going forward.
Thank you for the music – choir gives patients their voice back
A music group which helps people rebuild their lives after a brain injury is going from strength to strength, after being championed by local NHS staff.