Mental Health

Mental Wellbeing - West Berks Council

West Berkshire Council have produced a parent’s guide for mental health and wellbeing, which includes sources of local support, advice and services for parents and carers of children and young people.

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Mind

Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline

0300 123 3393

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Little Blue Book of Sunshine

Teenagers across Berkshire West are getting help and tips on dealing with mental health problems from a ‘Little Blue Book of Sunshine’.

The book, which has been commissioned by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups, has been delivered to every secondary school in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire for pupils aged 14 and above to keep and refer to whenever they are feeling blue.

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Recovery in Mind

Recovery in Mind is a social enterprise set up by Angela Ryan, an ex patient, who recognised the need for a Recovery College in West Berkshire. A Recovery College runs peer-led education courses and training programmes for people who suffer with mental health problems.

Website: www.recoveryinmind2016.com

Talking Therapies Berkshire

Are you feeling low? Anxious? Or stressed? You may benefit from support from Talking Therapies – a free NHS service supporting adults 17+ in Berkshire suffering from a variety of difficulties including stress, sleep difficulties, low mood and worry.

Talking Therapies are able to offer 1:1 support via telephone or video consultation as well as pre-recorded group sessions – Stress Less and Wellness groups and online support.

Visit their website talkingtherapies.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk or call 0300 365 2000 to arrange your first appointment.

iTalk

talk is your local talking therapy service for people aged 16 and over. Our treatments are free of charge and you can self-refer without needing to see your GP.

Email: info@italk.org.uk

Website: www.italk.org.uk

Samaritans

If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

116 123

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Rethink

Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness.

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Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS Choices – Mental Health

One You – Feeling stressed?

Emotional Wellbeing West Berkshire

A guide to local Mental Health Services.

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Check out the online hub of information for more useful support, guidance, apps and more.

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Mental Health problems in Children and Young People

Looking after a child or young person who has emotional or mental health problems can be very hard. This leaflet offer guidance on how to best support your child and there to find further advice and help with their mental health.

Guidance leaflet for Parents and Carers

Sport in Mind Berkshire West

Sport in Mind is an independent Berkshire mental health sports charity (unaffiliated to Mind) founded in 2011. Its aim is to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing a wide range of mental health problems by promoting mental wellbeing, improving physical health and combating social isolation.

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Berkshire West Activities Timetable

Free indoor Tennis sessions for Mental Wellbeing