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£200 raised at Hovertravel for Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa

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Hovertravel welcomed visitors to their Time for a Cuppa Pop-up Café at their Ryde Terminal to raise awareness and funds as part of the tenth anniversary of this worthy initiative. They raised a fantastic £200 for more families across the Isle of Wight to access the unique and specialist help of an Admiral Nurse.

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Portsmouth and Southampton awarded funding to tackle mental health stigma

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TtC logoPortsmouth and Southampton have been selected as one of eight areas in England to tackle mental health stigma locally after winning a bid to become one of 2019’s Time to Change Hubs.

Time to Change Portsmouth and Southampton will work to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. It is an exciting partnership between Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils, local mental health charity Solent Mind and local people who are Time to Change Champions. The Hub will support communities, workplaces and schools to end negative attitudes and behaviours towards people experiencing mental health problems in their communities.

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Paramedic students teach pupils how to save lives

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UoP NURSING 101-360x225Paramedic students at the University of Portsmouth have been teaching a group of teenagers how to save lives.

Second year paramedic student Emma House and third year paramedic student Darren Mcfarlane were asked to help train 12 youngsters on an Active Leaders programme. The pair taught basic life support, including CPR, how to use a defibrillator and when to call an ambulance over the two-hour session at John Pounds Centre on Wednesday.

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Cyclists are told: Be bright and stay safe at night

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Around 165 cyclists have been stopped and reminded about the importance of being visible when cycling after dark in a joint operation between Portsmouth City Council and the Police.

The council's safer travel team held three events in January and February to encourage good visibility amongst cyclists during the darkest winter hours.

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