The Harbour now open seven evenings-a-week

Out-of-hours mental health crisis service, The Harbour, has expanded the service to accommodate supporting local people seven evenings-a-week. Originally set up in autumn to run weekends only, The Harbour has been supporting people in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Havant and East Hampshire for the last three months. The service is run by staff who have experienced their…

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100,000 booster jabs given in Portsmouth

More than 100,000 COVID-19 booster jabs have now been given in Portsmouth, marking a major milestone in the roll-out of the country’s largest vaccination programme. NHS partners and Portsmouth City Council have worked together to increase capacity across the city, including: More appointments at St. James’ Hospital vaccination centre (including walk-in options with no booking…

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Help us to help you… have a healthy, happy winter

Feeling healthy and happy during winter can be a struggle for many of us – darker days, cold weather, and seasonal bugs. And that’s without COVID-19 to contend with as well, with all of the challenges the virus brings. The NHS is always there for anyone who needs help, but at times like these it…

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Update on COVID-19 booster vaccination programme

Following the announcement that every adult will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine by the end of December, we are working closely with our colleagues across the NHS to increase capacity and deliver the vaccination programme. This includes: Increased capacity at St. James’ Hospital vaccination centre (including walk-ins on certain days) Four new vaccination centres…

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Ask Your Pharmacist Week

It’s national Ask Your Pharmacist Week (1-8 November). The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘your local pharmacy can help’, raising awareness of the variety of problems to which community pharmacy has solutions. Pharmacies are part of the NHS family and the range of clinical services provided by community pharmacies has expanded significantly in recent…

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Safe Space moves to Civic Offices

A Safe Space for individuals who might need support on a night out is now located in the reception of Civic Offices in Guildhall Square. This has moved from Guildhall Walk Practice, where it has been located over the summer. The Safe Space will be open every Friday and Saturday from 10pm – 3am, to…

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New mental health crisis service launches in Portsmouth

The number of people living with mental health issues in Portsmouth and south east Hampshire is on the rise – but a health service launching this week aims to help tackle this problem. The Harbour – a remote, out of hours mental health crisis service – is set to launch on Friday 17 September for…

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