Suicide the ripple effect screening as part of zero suicide rate awareness campaign

Posted March 23, 2018

As part of West Berkshires awareness raising campaign for a zero suicide rate, BHFT are hosting the screening of the film “suicide the ripple effect” at Vue cinema Camberley.  In this film Kevin Hines shares his journey in relation to his suicide attempt. He is also filmed meeting with families and survivors all over the world. […]

Plastic particles found in bottled water


“Tests on major brands of bottled water have found that nearly all of them contained tiny particles of plastic. In the largest investigation of its kind, 250 bottles bought in nine different countries were examined. Research led by journalism organisation Orb Media discovered an average of 10 plastic particles per litre, each larger than the […]

CEP 2017/2018

Posted March 15, 2018

The following West Berkshire community programmes have been awarded funding from our Community Engagement Programme (CEP) 2018. Thank you to all who took part, we were hugely impressed by the high standards of all entries. Newbury College Unrest Screening Healthwatch West Berkshire launches young adults Fibromyalgia/CFS sufferers research and highlights #missingmillions at film screening. Click […]

National No Smoking Day – Information about smoking

Posted March 14, 2018

    Today (14th March 2018) is National No smoking day, a good opportunity for you or somebody that you know to quit smoking, even if it’s for just a day. This day comes just after The Guardian published an article about how Smokeless cigarettes are not as harmless as claimed. Below you can find […]


Posted February 28, 2018

HEALTH WATCH WEST BERKSHIRE LAUNCHES ITS FIRST HOMELESS AND ROUGH SLEEPERS REPORT SAYING WE MUST ALL WORK TO END THE ROUGH SLEEPING CRISIS IN WEST BERKSHIRE Homeless and rough sleeper numbers in West Berkshire are growing at an unprecedented rate.  Today, Health Watch West Berkshire (HWWB) is launching its Homeless And Rough Sleepers Report 2018, […]

Healthwatch Youth Volunteering

Posted February 22, 2018

Do you want to make a positive difference in West Berkshire? Are you interested in the rights and wellbeing of young people? Are you happy to share your views? Volunteering with Healthwatch West Berkshire Youth could be for you! Healthwatch West Berkshire, is your local consumer champion for health and social care services. We gather your […]

Scientists say they have settled one of medicine’s biggest debates after a huge study found that anti-depressants work


Study examined 120,000 people in more than 500 trials across three decades  Experts at Oxford University declared anti-depressants are helpful to the ill  They hope findings will encourage GPs to prescribe the drugs for more people Antidepressants are highly effective and should be prescribed to millions more people with mental health problems, researchers declared last […]

Chronic heavy drinking linked to increased risk of dementia, finds study

Posted February 21, 2018

Alcohol abuse is linked to an increased risk of dementia, with drinking disorders associated with a three-times greater risk of all types of the disease, a new study indicates. Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal shows that the majority of cases of early-onset dementia in people below the age of 65 were either alcohol-related by […]

Thinking Together and Board Meeting Registration

Posted February 16, 2018

People can now register for both our upcoming Thinking Together and Board Meeting events. Firstly our Thinking Together event is titled “Thinking Together Co-Produced Crisis An event for users of West Berkshire Mental Health services to provide feedback since the last Thinking Together during Nov 2017. The event is open to Service users, families and […]