West Berkshire Directory
Local support and activities in West Berkshire.
Eat4Health are offering free nutrition and healthy lifestyle sessions to learn about nutrients, portions, snacking, emotional eating and more!
Telephone: 0118 449 2036
Alzheimer's Society - Dementia Support
Find dementia support that’s right for you. If you’re affected by dementia and live in Berkshire you’re not alone.
Our specialist services will help you:
- get tailored information and advice from our compassionate and experienced staff
- keep your independence and improve your well-being
- feel confident and supported knowing that someone is here for you when you need help
Get in touch today.
Tel: 0118 959 6482
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
Dads n Kids Breakfast
Held at Thatcham Baptist Church, this is an oppurtunity for Dads, Grandads, Uncles, Male carers and Kids to have a light breakfast followed by lots of games and crafts!
Telephone: 01635 867 054
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.
If you have had FGM/C and have health problems, you can access help at the Rose Centre, Reading.
Berkshire Women’s Aid: 0118 950 4003
Oxford Rose Clinic, specialist clinic for FGM survivors: 07767 671 406
Childline: 0800 11 11
NSPCC: 0800 028 3550
The Rose Centre, Reading Specialist advice and support hub for FGM survivors
Tel: 07903 675 676
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.
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
Learn to Play Chess
Free 10 weeks course beginning 26th March – Tuesday 15:30-16:30 at Newbury Library
Telephone: 01344 45400
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.
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.
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.
Sport In Mind - Berkshire West
The UK charity that uses sport and exercise to help aid the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems.
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 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
Information about Falls Prevention and services provided by West Berkshire Council.
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
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
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.
Fellas has been described as ‘a grown man’s youth group’, running every Tuesday between 12-3pm.
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)
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
Telephone: 0118 207 2880
Get Berkshire Active - Right For Me
In association with Berkshire Age UK, Get Berkshire Active offers a range of fitness and exercise activities, and support for all people.
Lift the Baby video: New campaign launched to raise awareness of safe sleeping with babies
Players from London Irish Rugby Club have teamed up with health chiefs to launch a major video campaign aimed at cutting baby deaths. The video is the result of a year long piece of work pioneered by Berkshire West and East Berkshire CCGs and a range of health partners. Research showed that the bulk of information and support offered to new parents was aimed primarily at mothers, so the health teams wanted to develop something to reach out to new dads. Please keep an eye open for tweets about #LiftTheBaby and retweet and share as widely as possible.
MIND - Autism Spectrum Disorder Support
Mind have created a toolkit for mental health service to help support people on the Autism Spectrum.
Joint Pain? Muscle Pain? Trapped Nerve? Why not see an Extended Scope Physiotherapist?!
Telephone: 01635 868006
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.
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.
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
West Berkshire Vision for 2036
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.