Anxious? Sad? Depressed? Isolated?

Don’t suffer alone, come along and make new friends who understand how you’re feeling. We have speakers and demonstrations on subjects surrounding depression and anxiety as well as group discussions and a chance to share with friendly, non-judgemental peers.

With the help of a grant from Berkshire Community Foundation, we have resumed our monthly support meetings in Reading and Wokingham. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 20 people, so booking is essential if you wish to come along. As always, the meetings are completely free of charge and everyone is welcome. We aim to provide a safe and confidential environment where everyone is listened to and treated with respect.

Our meetings

Every first Wednesday of the month: 7.00pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Sturges Road, Wokingham, RG40 2HD.
Every second Monday of the month: 7.30pm at RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS.
We also meet informally (no booking needed) every Friday morning for coffee: 11.00am – 12.30pm at The Biscuit Factory, Broad Street Mall, Reading RG1 7QE.

For anyone unable to attend our in-person meetings, we will continue to host our online Zoom support group on the third and fourth Monday of the month at 7.00pm. Everyone is welcome and no booking is required. We have also created a WhatsApp group and a Facebook Messenger group for you to keep in touch and share your concerns.

Please join our Facebook Support Group to gain access to all these resources. If you’re not on Facebook, you can request further details through our contact form.

Our next event

crisis helplines Mental health crisis helplines Make sure you know where to find these numbers in case you need them.
Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out in Reading We are partnering with Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) to raise awareness of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Reading and will be sharing information and updates on this in the coming weeks.
Reading Community Lottery You can help support Depression Xpression by playing Reading Community Lottery – for every £1.00 ticket purchased through our link below, we will receive 50p! It’s a great opportunity to support us while having a chance at winning a top prize of £25,000. There are lots of smaller prizes too – please follow the link to find out more.
Coronavirus resources We have put together a list of useful links to help you cope with the coronavirus situation, social distancing and self-isolation. Please get in touch if you have any resources you’d like to share.