In line with government advice we are recommending that patients and other visitors to the surgery wear a face covering. Young children and those who are unable to tolerate a mask are not required to wear one.
The 2020 influenza vaccination programme will start shortly. We will adviertise when we have received our supply of vaccines. Please keep an eye on the website for further information. Please see the NHS website here for further details on who is eligible for the vaccine and why it is recommended.
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. Please see this Public Health England leaflet for more information.
Please bear in mind that the influenza vaccine does not protect against Covid-19. It may be some time until an effective vaccine is available against Covid is available. Until that time it is essential that you follow government advice to reduce the risk of you contracting the virus and passing it on to others.
Dear parents, please take note of this important message from The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:
“At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children . If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click herehttps://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/nationalcall 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, click here http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/ . If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times.”
Life’s tough, we know that. It can throw a lot your way and make it hard to know what the hell to do with it all.
So, welcome to The Mix. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to deal with it all. Because you can. Because you’re awesome.
We’ll connect you to experts and your peers who’ll give you the support and tools you need to take on any challenge you’re facing – for everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.
We’re a free and confidential multi-channel service. That means that you choose how you access our support, without the worry of anyone else finding out. Whether it be through our articles and video content online or our phone, email,peer to peer and counselling services – we put the control in your hands. You can even volunteer with us too.
We want to be the first place young people turn to get support. Sometimes what you’re told at school or at home just doesn’t cut it. We’re here whenever you need us, wherever you are. We can ensure you have all the best information to make the right choices for yourself.
Life is hard, but support doesn’t have to be. We’ve got this.
Vision Mission Values:
What we do: The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services.
Our Vision is that all young people should be able to make informed choices about their physical and mental wellbeing so that they can live better lives.
Our Mission is to become the first point of contact for any young person seeking help or information on any subject wherever and whenever they need it.
Empowering – we lead, we train & support, we respect, we give space to grow, we give power to chose
Brave – we innovate, we pioneer, we take risks, we tell it how it is
Supportive – we listen, we encourage, we care, we’re understanding, we are empathetic
Collaborative – we are open & transparent, we co-create, we respect experience & expertise
Proactive – we create situations, we make things happen, we get things done
Non-judgemental – we do not judge, we do not criticise, we do not blame
Harmless - online resources for young people who self-harm and their families
Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.
The Truth about Self Harm - a booklet from the Mental Health Foundation
other useful websites about understanding symptoms, advice and self-help
https://what0-18.nhs.uk/ Healthier together website provided by local children's specialists. informaiton and support on physical and mental health problems for children and their parents.
https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/ - This covers numerous symptoms of developmental disorders and mental health conditions. It also has a lot of helpful advice ranging from online safety to getting children to eat greens. Mixture of articles and short videos.
www.young minds.org.uk - informaiton and advice for young peopl, parents and profressionals; includes a telephone advice line and videos. This website covers emotional health, mental health conditions and neurodevelopmental dosroders eg Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
www.getselfhelp.co.uk - this website contains freee downloadable activities and videos for you to support your child to manage their emotional and mental health
Bereavement Support Services for young people and their families
https://www.yellowdoor.org.uk or telephone 02380636313: support project for adults and young people who have experienced physcial or sexual abuse
Drugs and alcohol support
CGL (Change Grow Live) Drugs & Alcohol Support Service, Southampton. This locally used to be called "New Road" because that's where it used to be. It's now located in London Road but many people still refer to it as "New Road"
DASH (Drugs, Alcohol Support & Health) service for people under 25 provided by No Limits
Alcoholics Anonymous - information on local meetings
Local & online NHS Services
Steps2Wellbeing is Southampton's provider of NHS counselling, psychological therapy & support for mental health. You can self-refer
The NHS website has a wealth of informaiton and support for your mental health and wellbeing
Every Mind Matters NHS online mental health support & advice. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Websites and apps & helplines
The Big White Wall: FREE online anonymous 24/7 online support for your mental health
Solent Mind Coronavirus Helpline for anyone who is experiencing poor mental health or wellbeing challenges as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
Please Call: 023 8017 9049
Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
(except bank holidays)
Headspace App - mindfulness via your smartphone. Free subscriptions during the Covid-19 pandemic
Headspace App. Based around teaching mindfulness meditation principles to improve wellbeing, Headspace is offering free subscriptions during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Lighthouse - Those in mental health crisis or emotional distress can text ‘lighthouse’ and their postcode (for example LIGHTHOUSE SO14 0YG) to the Mind text line number (07451276010) between 4.30pm and 12am. Our staff will then contact them via telephone, email, webchat or text.
Samaritans - 24 hour confidential helpline. Call 116123 or text SHOUT on 85258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-help guides to view online or download
The CBT Resource: Managing stress and worry during the COVID-19 outbreak
All Southampton GP Practices are collaborating to provide care to the people of Southampton
To avoid the spread of Covid-19 and to protect patients and staff, medical care will be provided by 2 teams:
A “Hot” service dealing with patients who have symptoms of posisble Covid-19
A “Cold” service dealing with patients without Covid-19 symptoms.
Stoneham Lane Surgery has been designated a “Cold” site for the surrounding area.
If you have suspected Covid-19 symptoms and need to be seen you will be sent to another surgery designated as a “Hot” site.
Some routine care will continue as much as possible in the cold sites. In particular childhood immunisations will continue to be given as long as the child and partent attending with them do not have suspected Covid-19 symptoms. Inevitably, some routine activity will need to be postponed.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: To protect staff and patients, any person with suspected Covid-19 symptoms who wilfully misleads medical staff about this to gain access to Stoneham Lane Cold Site or any other Cold site facility in the city may be liable to prosecution under section 15 of the Health protection (coronavirus) legislation. You must let us know if you have these symptoms so you can be directed to the right service.