Mental Wellbeing Adults

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

Public Health Portals

The local authority public health team portals provide information and advice on local support services

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.

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.

You can refer yourself to Talking Therapies now, or ask your GP or healthcare Professional to refer you. Visit their website for more information

Bracknell Forest Community Network

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:

  • Relationship building
  • Graded exposure
  • Confidence building
  • Anxiety management
  • Motivational techniques
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Our Recovery Facilitators could help if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Recovering from an episode of mental ill-health
  • Social isolation or looking to get out in the community more
  • A carer of somebody living with mental ill-health wanting to access the community
  • Needing practical support and information to get back to independence

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:

  • Psycho-education classes for individuals with secondary mental health needs
  • Peer Mentoring and Individual Placement and Support (IPS) schemes
  • Maintenance groups for Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), Minor Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Carers (CBT)

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.

Do you need help now?

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:

NHS 111

Use The NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it is not a life threatening situation

Community Mental Health Team

If you need support from the Community Mental Health Team call 0300 365 0300

Samaritans

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.

  • Is there someone you can call - family or a friend?
  • Is there a neighbour who can help?

If you or anyone else is in immediate danger or harm then please call the Police or Ambulance Service on 999