Local Support:

Local Support for Young People


Time to Talk is a local charity offering free, confidential counselling to young people in West Berkshire who are between 11 and 25 years old. Time to Talk’s objective is to promote the moral and social wellbeing of young people, particularly 14-21 year olds, through one-to-one non-judgmental counselling.

Tel: 01635 581421 Website: http://t2twb.org/


 We work with young people up to the age of 18 and their families/carers who are affected by drugs or alcohol.

Tel: 01635 582002 Email: theedge@westberks.gov.uk Website: www.edgecrew.co.uk


Promoting good mental health, and treatments for children and young people with mental health problems.

Website: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs/

West Berkshire

Lower Henwick Farmhouse, Turnpike Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AP
Tel01635 295555
Fax: 01635 295590  

 We offer support and help to those who are grieving following the death of someone close.

Such an event can affect us emotionally, physically, socially and in many practical areas of our life. Bereavement can have serious effects on individuals, families and communities.

Cruse gives support and help to everyone who comes to us in their time of need. That help and support is strictly confidential and is given without charge.

Tel: 01635 523573 Websitewww.crusewestberks.org


Local Support for Adults and Families

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

Tel: 0300 365 2000 or E-mailtalkingtherapies@berkshire.nhs.uk  Click here if you need help now


Post Natal Depression Counselling Support Group - PND Counsellor led support group for 18 weeks, by referral only. Thursdays 10:30-12:30 currently at North Thatcham Children's Centre

Home-Start West Berkshire
4-8 The Broadway
RG14 1BA    

Telephone 01635 760 310   Email office@home-startwb.org.uk Website www.home-startwb.org.uk


Newbury & District Area

After your baby has arrived, if you find that you need a bit of help, some advice, or perhaps even a shoulder to lean on, maybe we can be there for you.  We would like to reach all new mums to see if they need any support and if they would like any information about any postnatal groups.

Website: www.nct.org.uk/branches/newbury


Pulling Together

This is a group for people with Mental Health Issues who meet on a daily bases. Offer safe friendly environment with a wide range of activities.

Tel: 07554 736580 Email: vanessa.miles@cfpnewbury.org


Friends in Need- Friends in Need is a supportive community for people living with depression. It is a place where you can connect with others online, through this website, and in your area.

Website: www.depressionalliance.org


Berkshire Carers - Mental Health Carers Support Groups. For more information on groups in your area or to seek help and advice speak to Shirley Pays your local contact.

Tel0800 988 5462 Email: shirley@berkshirecarers.org Websitewww.berkshirecarers.org


Eight Bells for Mental Health is a charitable organisation which supports people affected by mental health in West Berkshire. The centre is open Monday - Thursday 9.30am -3.30pm each week. A member led organisation open to anyone who has experienced a mental health issue. We provide a safe friendly welcoming place for people to drop in relax and be among supportive peers. We offer a range of activities, courses and trips including music, health living and art. We also have a catering team who provide a freshly cooked meal every day.

Tel: 07786 707646 Email: newbury.eightbells@gmail.com Website: www.eightbellsnewbury.co.uk

Address: Friends Meeting House. 1 Highfield Avenue. Newbury. Berkshire. RG14 5DS

 We offer support and help to those who are grieving following the death of someone close.

Such an event can affect us emotionally, physically, socially and in many practical areas of our life. Bereavement can have serious effects on individuals, families and communities.

Cruse gives support and help to everyone who comes to us in their time of need. That help and support is strictly confidential and is given without charge.

Tel: 01635 523573 Website: www.crusewestberks.org


The Crisis Resolution & Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

Including common point of entry to mental health review.

Tel: 03003650300

Hoarding Disorders UKHoarding Disorders UK is a not for profit Community Interest Company.  Our aim is to provide practical hands on support as well as expert advice to those suffering with varying levels of Hoarding Disorder, ranging from the chronically disorganised to an extreme hoarder.

Website: www.hoardingdisordersuk.org.uk

Local Sport and Physical Activity

Walking for Health

West Berkshire Walking For Health

Walking for Health is England's largest network of health walk schemes, helping people across the country to lead a more active lifestyle

Website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/south-east/west-berkshire-health-walks

Tel: 01635 519679 Email:walking@westberks.gov.uk


Get Berkshire Active is the County Sports Partnership for Berkshire promoting the benefits of sport and physical activity. Website: www.getberkshireactive.org

 Sport in Mind delivers sport and physical activity sessions to help people experiencing mental health issues. All our session are drop-in sessions and open to all abilities, with the aim of having fun, in a safe and supported environment. We provide all the equipment so all you need to do is wear comfy clothing

Text / call us on0734 126 77 40

 Email us atinfo@sportinmind.org Website: www.sportinmind.org


West Berkshire Actvitiy for Health (referral scheme)

Tel: 01635 31199 Email: a4hwestberkshire@parkwood-leisure.co.uk

Newbury and Thatcham Green Gym

Tel: 01189568959 Email: o.french@tcv.org.uk

Local support, advice and information

 At West Berkshire Citizens Advice Bureau we are here to help you. Our advice is free, confidential, impartial and independent and covers a wide range of subjects. We can work with you to sort out any debt worries or claim all the benefits you may be entitled to.

Tel: 08444779980 Website: www.westberkscab.org.uk



Rebuilding lives for a brighter future. If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and need help to get back on your feet we are here for you. 

Tel: 01329 234600 (Head Office) Website: www.twosaints.org.uk


Sovereign Housing Association Website: www.sovereign.org.uk



West Berkshire Council - Adult and Social Care.

Tel: 01635 503050 Website: www.westberks.gov.uk/adultsocialcare

Social Care Information Point - www.westberks.gov.uk/scip

Thames Valley Police - Non emergency no 101 - emergency 999

NHS - non emergency tel no: 111 - available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Use when you need medical help fast but it's not 999 emergency, you think you should go to A & E, you don't know who to call or you don't have aGP to call or you need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Email: newburyfiresafety@rbfrs.co.uk Tel: 0118 945 288

Volunteer Centre West Berkshire - Village Agents. Tel: 07775 366812 Email: gillian@vcwb.org.uk


Berkshire Mental Health User Group - Tel: 01189605027

Support Empower Advocate Promote (SEAP) Tel: 0330440900 Email: berkshire@seap.org.uk Website: www.seap.org.uk

West Berkshire Mental Health Forum - Tel: 01635273539 Email: pauline.talty@berkshire.nhs.uk

Healthwatch West Berkshire - Tel: 01635 886210 Email: contact@healthwatchwestberkshire.co.uk Website: www.healthwatchwestberkshire.co.uk

Alcohol, drugs and smoking

Turning Point - Tel: 01635 237795 Email: spocnewbury@turning-point.co.uk Website:www.turningpoint.co.uk

Smokefree Lif Berkshire - Tel: 08006226360

Support, advice and information

 Challenging attitudes, changing lives, helping people living with mental health conditions. Support groups, care &f amily/friends information, a discussion forum and information.

Website: www.rethink.org


 SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through their helpline and email services and their online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences

Website: www.sane.org.uk


 Time to Change is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. There is also advice and support for those supporting someone with a mental illness.

Website: www.time-to-chane.org.uk


YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.