Good mental wellbeing helps us cope with every day stresses and strains, realise our own potential and helps us work productively and contribute to society
The local authority public health team portals provide information and advice on local support services
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.
The service is here to help adults aged 17+ living in Berkshire and they have a team of advisors and therapists who can help you to overcome life’s difficulties and problems and manage them better.
Since May 2017 the Bracknell Forest Community Network has supported nearly 200 people aged 18 and over living with mental ill-health to develop their confidence, interests, hobbies, life skills and resilience.
The Network has dedicated Recovery Facilitators who support individuals on their recovery journey using:
Our Recovery Facilitators could help if you are experiencing any of the following:
Developing the Network
Based on the Lambeth Collaborative model and mental health recovery principles, the development of the Network has been co-produced with the individuals and carers it supports.
The Network holds regular co-production meetings where all supported individuals, carers and other stakeholders are invited to come along and give their views on the direction the Network's development should take. This approach benefits the effectiveness of Network in that it the support it provides is being delivered in a person-centred way that those it supports have requested and take ownership of.
Over the coming year the Network will look to develop:
All of these will be co-produced with supported individuals and their carers as well as practitioners from the Bracknell Forest Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT).
All of these activities are starting to have an effect in reducing the likelihood of supported individuals needing future secondary mental health intervention and bed-based provision, as seen from the reduced waiting list for CMHT Care Co-ordination.
If you feel you could benefit from some additional support simply get in touch with us by:
More information on this service can be found here.
If you do then it is crucial that you contact the right person and that is most likely to be your GP. They will know where to get you the specialist help you need.
If your GP surgery is closed their answerphone will direct you to the right place or you can call:
Use The NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation
If you need support from the Community Mental Health Team call 0300 365 0300
If you need someone to talk to call the Samaritans on 116 123 (24hrs a day, every day)
If you are distressed or experiencing feelings of despair - get help now.
If you or anyone else is in immediate danger or harm then please call the Police or Ambulance Service on 999