Relate’s youth service receives vital funding

Vital funding has been received by Relate North and South West Sussex to help support young people.

West Sussex cabinet member David Barling speaking about the great need for a service such as beFriend in the area

Befriending scheme is expanded

A befriending scheme launched two years ago to combat loneliness has been rebranded and expanded.

Blood donors from Littlehampton, West Sussex who were recognised for their life-saving efforts

Thirty blood donors who saved 9,000 lives given NHS award

Thirty dedicated blood donors from across Sussex who have saved up to 9,000 lives were recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant for their loyalty and commitment at a ceremony.

Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) donates �25,000 to Western Sussex Hospitals Trust to help buy a biopsy machine. (Left to right) John Harmer from Upper Marden, PCaSO fundraiser; Paul Carter, Head of Surgery; Barnaby Chappell, Consultant Urological Surgeon; David Hurst from Pulborough, PCaSO Secretary and Ian Graham-Jones from Westbourne, PCaSO trustee.

Patients raise £25k for prostate cancer biopsy machine

Prostate cancer patients have donated £25,000 to Western Sussex Hospitals Trust to help buy a biopsy machine that makes diagnosis easier.

Chichester District Council chairman Elizabeth Hamilton, Relate North and South West Sussex chairman Christine Mortimer, Relate Chichester office administrator Jan Ritchie and Relate North and South West Sussex manager Sue Quinn

Relate moves to new premises in Chichester

Chichester District Council chairman Elizabeth Hamilton has officially opened relationship charity Relate’s new offices in the city centre.

Meeting up again, Joanne Walker, Pat Eade, Jean Whittle, Carole Whybrow, May Lin Gosling and Sue Durack

Nurses reunion evokes hospital memories

Six nurses from the September set of student nurses of 1966 came together for a reunion at the Chichester Park Hotel.

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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Family’s desperate race against time to save their little boy, 10

A desperate race against time has begun to save a 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with an inoperable rare brain tumour.

Matthew Daley from Worthing, pictured leaving Crawley Magistrates' Court on July 20, 2015.

NHS trust publishes review into killings involving patients

A NHS trust that looks after people with mental health problems in Sussex has published an independent review into how it dealt with killings involving patients.

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Mum Kate with Eva and Eva's 'best friend' hank the hamster

Living nightmare of a family trapped by fear

A family found themselves in a living nightmare after a simple instruction to a little girl to ‘always wash your hands after going to the toilet.’

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Agoraphobic turns entrepreneur, with Monty Python actress’s help

Monty Python actress Carol Cleveland has helped an agoraphobic to turn social entrepreneur.

Cranberries can be good for your health, medical experts say

Cranberries can decrease use of antibiotics

Leading experts on infectious disease and urinary tract infections (UTIs) have gatherered in London to discuss the alarming state of antibiotic resistance, and to present findings from a landmark study that conclusively shows that cranberries can be a nutritional approach to reducing symptomatic UTIs, and as a result, may be a useful strategy to decrease worldwide use of antibiotics.

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Mums take on tyre challenge

Mums muscled up and got flipping for charity – pushing a 45kg tyre three miles uphill from Chichester to Lavant.

Knitting Minds' Art in the Park was launchedin Priory Park, Chichester, on Monday

Yarnbombing in Priory Park

Yarnbombing has been used in Priory Park, Chichester, to raise awareness of mental health conditions.

The Patients Participation Group at Kingfisher Family Practice in Lancing

Patients’ group purchases new defibrillator

The Patients Participation Group at Kingfisher Family Practice in Lancing has purchased a new defibrillator with funds raised for the surgery.

Jan Birtwell (left) of 38 Degrees handing over the petition to local candidates last year is one of three signatures  of a stinging open letter of Sustainability and Transformation Plans

No information on NHS plans a ‘travesty of local democracy’

The lack of information on plans that could see major changes to the NHS in West Sussex has been labelled a ‘travesty of local democracy’ by campaigners.

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Biggest ever flu vaccination programme starts

Biggest ever flu vaccination programme starts

More than 644,422 children aged two-seven years in the South-East will be offered protection as the Stay Well This Winter campaign (SWTW) launches today around the country, the biggest ever flu vaccination programme in England.

Jordan Stephens from Rizzle Kicks performs track "Whole" at the top of the i360 in Brighton to launch new NHS and YMCA anti-stigma Mental Health campaign #IAMWHOLE for World Mental Health Day (Photograph: Ciaran McCrickard Photography) SUS-160710-130633001

Rizzle Kicks star launches mental health campaign for young people in Sussex

Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens has launched an anti-stigma campaign for young people on World Mental Health Day (October 10).

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Appeal to challenge stigmas overshadowing mental health

West Sussex residents and workers are being urged to break down the barriers associated with mental health as one in four people are affected in any one year.

Colm Donaghy, chief executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Picture: James Pike SUS-160516-140126001

Vulnerable man who took own life ‘failed’ by authorities

A vulnerable Worthing man may not have taken his own life if authorities caring for him had taken timely and coordinated action, a serious case review has ruled.

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