Category: Local support groups
We organise walks and talks for those in our local area affected by mental illness, along with their families, children, friends and dogs (on leads). Join us for a chance to socialise outdoors without fear of judgement For further details of upcoming walks and to ensure you are kept up to date please join our… Read More »Mental Health Mates Reading
Category: Training providers
We provide wellbeing workshops to organisations and groups to improve wellbeing, mental health and happiness. Contact us for Mental Health First Aid Training, Wellbeing training – including stress and fatigue management, as well as Happiness, Resilience and Wellbeing workshops. Brilliant for the workplace – we can help you with your Wellbeing Policy as well as… Read More »Unlock Your Wellbeing
Category: Local services
Compass Recovery College is a mental health organisation under Reading Borough Council based in Reading. Focused on the message that recovery from mental health challenges is both likely and possible with the right tools. Providing free courses and social groups for anyone in the area aged over 18 who is affected directly or indirectly by… Read More »Compass Recovery College
If it’s an emergency, call 999 straight away For professional health advice, call 111 If you need urgent help, but it’s not an emergency, you can call the Mental Health Crisis Team on 0300 365 0300 or 0300 365 9999
The Samaritans offer a broader range of services than most people realise. If you’re worried, anxious, depressed or suicidal, the Samaritans offer safe, confidential support so you can talk about your problems and make sense of your situation. Face to faace support is available from 11am to 10pm. Or call the 24/7 helpline on 0116… Read More »Samaritans
SANE provides emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. SANEline is available from 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily, call 0300 304 7000
Berkshire West Your Way offers a range of mental health support, including a flexible programme of groups and activities in the community led by service users and peer supporters.
One of the most useful resources signposted to us by Mona Qassim in her March talk, the Berkshire Healthcare Choice and Medication website offers detailed information on a wide variety of medicines and conditions. Medicines: At least 30 questions and answers on over 160 medicines used in mental health. Conditions: At least 14 questions and… Read More »NHS Berkshire Choice and Medication
When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. One in five veterans are believed to suffer from mental health difficulties, most commonly depression, anxiety or alcohol dependency. Servicepeople that see combat are likeliest to experience difficulty later in life. Help is… Read More »Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans
Category: Local services
Talking Therapies is the friendly and approachable NHS service that offers support if you’re coping with challenges like depression, stress, anxiety or phobias. If you’re aged 17 and over and living in Berkshire, Talking Therapies can help you overcome the mental health challenges you’re facing.