Anxiety, Depression & Stress
The Little Blue Book of Sunshine
Life can be tough! If school is pants, you’re trying to figure out who you are and parents are stressing you out… then why wouldn’t you feel down on the world? But that’s rubbish if it means you feel bad about yourself, lose confidence or can’t bounce back.
The Little Blue Book of Sunshine explains some of the things you can do right now to feel better, or who to turn to if things feel too much.
National charity for eating disorders and support
Text message support: 07786 201 820
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
If you discover that you have a pregnancy that you feel you are unable to continue with, BPAS will be here to support you to make a decision that is right for you.
Telephone: 03457 30 40 30
Emotional Wellbeing Berkshire
Your guide to local mental health services.
Mental Health Crisis Service
For those at risk of self harm.
Telephone: 0300 365 9999
Recovery in Mind
Learn how to improve your mental health with their free courses.
Available to adults aged 18 or over living in West Berkshire.
For more information, please visit www.recoveryinmind.org.
No GP referral needed.
We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
Sport in Mind
Sport in Mind® is the independent Berkshire mental health sports charity formed in Reading in 2011 to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems and encourage individuals to move their lives forward in a positive direction.
Telephone or Text: 07341 267740
Berkshire Children, Young Peoples and Families Services
We provide care and support to children, young people and their families in Berkshire. We offer Specialist Children’s Services, Mental Health & Therapy Services.
Telephone: 0300 365 1234
Relate Berkshire offers relationship counselling, sexual therapy and family counselling for couples, families and singles to help make relationship changes for the better.
Telephone: 0118 987 6161
Emotional Health Academy
Helping children, young people and families find support for emotional well-being earlier, faster and more easily within West Berkshire.
Telephone: 01635 519018
SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0300 304 7000
Breathing Space Service (mental health crisis offering short term crisis support)
The Berkshire West Breathing Space service is a safe, welcoming and supportive space for anybody aged over 18 experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope. Whatever the reason for you feeling distressed or in crisis – they’re there to help you.
Freephone: 0800 002 9091
Self-referral Form: www.together-uk.org/berkshire-west-breathing-space-referral
If you are signposting somebody to the service, please ensure you tell them the times of operation (5pm-11pm, Friday to Monday).
Discuss your mental health issues with someone locally.
Telephone: 01344 823333
East-West Kids-Connect was setup in 1995 by founder Mike Sarson to benefit the mental health and well-being of children, young people, and families through training in meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.
National Centre for Eating Disorders
Treatment and carer support.
Telephone: 0845 838 2040
Stress Less Workshops
Run by Talking Therapies Berkshire, the NEW Stress Less workshops will help your patients to understand stress, how it can affect them and learn techniques to help them manage their stress effectively.
Berkshire Talking Therapies
Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service that helps people with these problems.
Telephone: 0300 365 2000
Time to Talk: West Berkshire
Time to Talk West Berkshire provides free confidential counselling services to young people in need aged 11 to 25.
Telephone: 01635 760331
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58
No5 offers confidential listening to support children and young people and those around them, through our free counselling service for those aged 10-25 in the Reading area.
Telephone: 0118 901 5668
Text: 07984 357551
BEAT Eating Disorders
We are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (for under 25s)
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927