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Talking Therapies

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(Windsor, Reading, Maidenhead, Slough, Newbury, Woking, Bracknell)

Part of the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme, this service offers help and support to people in Berkshire living with common mental health difficulties, such as  depression, anxiety, stress and phobias.

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Thrive

A gardening for health charity, providing social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) programmes to a wide range of people with varying needs. STH is the process of using plants and gardens to improve physical and mental health as well as communication and thinking skills. They facilitate therapeutic programmes at regional centres in Birmingham, Reading and London and also provide gardening advice for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions to carry on gardening. Additionally, they provide training courses to professionals, career changers and people wanting to understand and work on their own wellbeing.

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Time to Talk West Berkshire

An independent charity established in 1986, whose aim is to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people aged 11-25 in West Berkshire. The charity provides free, at the point of delivery, one to one, counselling services at Broadway House, Thatcham and in local schools and GP surgeries. Time to Talk work closely with local organisations, signpost people to other services, information and support where appropriate as well as deliver talks, seminars and courses.

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West Berkshire Council

A useful information page providing signposting links to NHS mental health services, not-for-profit organisations, support groups, self-help guides and wellbeing services locally and nationally.

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West Berkshire Directory

A one-stop shop for help and support in West Berkshire. Find information on a wide range of support services, including mental health services available in the local community.

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