Turning West Berks Purple
We are turning West Berks purple to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia, CFS and M.E on the 10th till 12th May 2019
Fibromyalgia Action UK is a registered charity run primarily by unpaid volunteers. The majority of volunteers are also fibromyalgia sufferers who work extremely hard, despite their condition, in order to forward the cause of fibromyalgia. FMA UK was established in order to provide information and support to sufferers and their families. In addition, the Association provides medical information for professionals and operates a national helpline.
Telephone: 0300 999 3333
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Do you have fibromyalgia? If yes, join our support group:
West Berkshire Community Hospital
Thatcham RG18 3AS
From 2 – 4pm
2019 meeting dates:
Telephone: 07789 708072 (weekdays only 10am – 8pm)
Information about Falls Prevention and services provided by West Berkshire Council.
Parents Mental Health Guide
Being a parent is not always an easy task, however it can be so rewarding to see your child thrive and grow. To ensure that your child has the best opportunities it is vital for you both to understand mental wellbeing and the impacts of mental health stigma.
MIND - Autism Spectrum Disorder Support
Mind have created a toolkit for mental health service to help support people on the Autism Spectrum.
Gardening for the Brain - Ufton Nervet
Do you or someone you care for have a diagnosis or Dementia?
Come and join us for some gardening and nature related activities. Gardening for the Brain is for people with dementia and their carers enabling them to express themselves, have fun and socialise with others in a similar situation.
Telephone: 01628 626331
Sport In Mind - Berkshire West
Sport In Mind – Berkshire West
SEND Local Offer
The Local Offer sets out provision which is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0 to 25, including education, health and social care services.
Services in Berkshire
Stress Less Talking Therapies
Stress Less Workshops are a four session weekly evening class. The workshops will empower you to manage your feelings of stress and become your own therapist.
Learn to Play Chess
Free 10 weeks course beginning 26th March – Tuesday 15:30-16:30 at Newbury Library
Telephone: 01344 45400
Citizens Advice West Berkshire
Dementia Friendly Film Screenings at the Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange are piloting two dementia friendly film screenings this year. Dementia Friendly Screenings are designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia, their carers and families.
This questionnaire has been created to assess services available to people living with dementia in our local communities. Your answers will help us to understand how effective services are, what kind of difference they’re making, and how we can improve them.
Please download, print and complete the form and hand it in to our Reception.
The number of young adults diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM), a condition which causes widespread pain and fatigue and loss of productivity, is steadily rising. We wish to survey amongst local practices and the West Berkshire area.
Please download, print and complete our questionnaire and hand in to Reception.
West Berkshire Vision for 2016
The West Berkshire Council is developing its local plan and Vision for 2036.
There is currently a consultation on what this Vision of our area will look like in 2036 and it will influence the plans and direction of travel of policies for the council, which will impact on us as local GPs, our population and of course those of us who live in the area.
seAp is an independent charity that provides free independent and confidential advocacy services. They provide independent advocacy services to help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing or your health and social care services.
The Herbert Protocol
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information, which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
West Berkshire Directory
Your one-stop shop for help and support in West Berkshire.
West Berkshire Therapy Centre
Working in conjunction with the West Berkshire Therapy Centre we are proud to present to you the opportunity to use this wonderful facility for up to 7 sessions free of charge, including your introductory assessment session. After that it is asked that a voluntary donation is made on each visit. It is a great way to get fit, stay fit and meet new friends. If you would like to find out more please take a look at the website below or contact Charlie.
Telephone: 07599 261272
Alzheimer's Society - Side by Side
Whether you’re a movie buff or a morning jogger, our Side by Side service is here to help you keep on doing the things you love – and try new things too.
Telephone: 01189 596482
Building Communities Together Partnership
Thatcham Support Group
A new and informal support group for anyone having or had treatment for any cancer and their family, friends and carers.
Meetings every Thursday from 10.30am – 11.30am at Parish Hall, Thatcham.
West Berks Council Social Care Advice
Helping you understand your social care options. Find out more
Newbury College Festival of Adult Learning
Postnatal Depression Support Group
Did you know that 1 in 8 women face depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and up to 2 years after having a baby? You are not alone! This group is for mothers to connect with other mothers for support. The group provides information, support and tools to make you feel like you again. See below for more information and to register for the group.
Newbury- Tuesdays 10.30-12.30pm
Thatcham- Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm
Telephone: 01635 760310
Provided by Home Start, support and friendship for families in West Berkshire.
Helps all victims of domestic abuse in West Berkshire, even if you are not currently in a relationship with your abuser.
Telephone: 0800 731 0055
Berkshire Grandparents is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family memebers, who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations. They meet on the 2nd Thursday of the Month at St Nicolas Meeting House, West Mills, Newbury.
Telephone: 07444 800 658
West Berkshire Community Breastfeeding Support
Breast Feeding Drop in’s in West Berkshire – we welcome fully or partly breast feeding mothers. Referrals can be made antenatally and postnatally from
your midwife or health visitor, or call us directly yourself.
Telephone: 0118 945 6157
Fellas has been described as ‘a grown man’s youth group’, running every Tuesday between 12-3pm. Read more…
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Support
Younger People with Dementia in Berkshire are planning to offer local regional support groups for people with FTD and their families, friends and healthcare professionals, in partnership with University College London. If you live in Berkshire or any neighbouring counties and would like to join us in shaping this new initiative, please join us on 8th May 2019 from 3pm – 5pm at:
Unit 9 Indigo House
Berks RG41 2GY
Mental Health Support Directory for Children and Young People
A wealth of information for children and young person’s emotional wellbeing and mental health support in Berkshire West.