14 November is World Diabetes Day. Did you know, every two minutes someone finds out that they have type 2 diabetes and in the UK around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2 . Here in Southampton there are 13,233 people with diabetes.
But there are lots of things you can do to prevent type 2 diabetes and here in Southampton we want to ensure we have the right services in place to support you. Find out more.
Leading local and national organisations supporting adults with learning disabilities will be showcasing at a Learning Disability Open Day drop-in event on Saturday 2 November 10am - 3pm at Oasis Academy School Lordshill.
The free event, aims to bring together adults with learning disabilities, as well as their carers, paid or unpaid, to find out more about what local support is available.
Representatives will be on-hand from more than 25 different local adult health and care providers such as Shared Lives, Autism Hampshire, Dimensions, City Telecare, Life Skills (including employment support), Kentish Road Respite Centre and a range of Learning Disability Day Services. Exhibitors will be able to provide information about a range of topics, including, how to access a Learning Disability annual health check, local housing options, accessible activities and much more. Find out more about the event on the Southampton City Council website.
To help protect you, and those around you this winter, it is important to have your flu jab if you are eligible for one.
The free flu jab is offered to those at increased risk from the effects of flu. This includes those aged over 65, pregnant women, carers, people with long term conditions and children from age 2 - primary school age.
If you are eligible for the flu jab it is a really important way to help protect you from flu and any complications. Getting the flu jab also protects those around you who may be more vulnerable if they catch flu.
Speak to your GP, pharmacist or midwife and get your flu jab booked today. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/flujab.
2019 marks 10 years of the Southampton Steps to Wellbeing service supporting the wellbeing of people in Southampton. Since its launch in 2009 the service has supported 42,000 people in the city.
The service provides support to adults (aged over 18) who are experiencing mental health problems such as low mood, stress, anxiety or depression through a range of therapies. You can refer yourself to the service, without seeing your GP, as long as you are registered with a GP in Southampton. Or your GP can refer you.
Since its launch in 2009, the Steps to Wellbeing service has grown to meet the needs of local people. Find out more about how the service has developed and how Steps to Wellbeing can support you.
The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is holding a series of events across the county, to discuss plans for the future of health and care. Locally, there will be a drop-in event running between 4.00 - 7.00pm on Monday 14 October 2019, at The Spark, Solent University, Southampton to discuss plans for the future of health and care.