HWWB during World Mental Health Day

Posted October 18, 2017

This October Healthwatch West Berkshire were in Newbury on Tuesday the 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 and on Thursday 12th from 9:00 – 3:00, we were raising awareness within the local community and informing people on good mental health . On Tuesday we were at the parkway shopping centre and on Thursday we were at […]

Brighter Berkshire and Newbury SOBS Walk and Talk


Due to the success of the previous Walk and Talk groups in Reading and Newbury –  a third Walk and Talk event will be held on the 21st October. The aim to connect with others and raise awareness that 2017 is a Year of Mental Health in Berkshire and we want as many people as […]

Brighter Berkshires July yellow day.

Posted September 12, 2017

During July Brighter Berkshire took the initiative to raise awareness for Mental Health by setting up July yellow day. This day involved wearing yellow during one Friday of your choosing in July in order to raise awareness of Mental Health. Many individuals and organizations got involved, among these were Healthwatch West Berkshire. We wanted to […]

Sport in Mind Summer Tennis sessions and updated Timetable

Posted July 11, 2017

Sport in Mind are hosting new Summer Tennis sessions at Victoria Park every Tuesday 3.00-4.00.   Sport in Mind delivers sport and physical activity sessions to help people ( 18+) experiencing mental health issues and carers. All session are drop-in sessions and are open to all abilities with the aim of having fun in a […]

Press Coverage

Posted June 27, 2017

In this section you’ll find a compilation of press coverage that we’ve received. November 16th “Thinking Together” via November 16th “CCG Merger” via October 19th “It’s good to talk about Mental Health” via  August 17th “West Berks residents more likely to be frequent drinkers” via    ” August 15th Homeless are being denied vital health […]

Thinking Together 18th May 2017 video

Posted May 26, 2017

A step forward to partnership with service users and service providers for improved Community Mental Health services in the West Berkshire. We got huge acknowledgement and invaluable feedback from all the participants.

Sign up for the Brighter Berkshire event on 16th March 2017 4-7pm

Posted March 3, 2017

Description Join us on 16th March in Reading to launch the Brighter Berkshire and Berkshire Community Foundation partnership. This event will also be used to talk about our work, launch the new logo, postcards and posters for circulation, screening the video from students on how designing logo helped them engage in talking about mental health, […]

CQC Reports – Diamond Quality Care and Independence with Dignity Support

Posted February 26, 2016

Here are the most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports from West Berkshire:   Diamond Quality Care Services Overall – Good Safe – Good Effective – Good Caring – Good Responsive – Good Well-Led – Good   Diamond Quality Care Services in West Berkshire is a domiciliary care agency, providing support for 12 people with […]

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Posted February 23, 2016

This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week and, this year, the theme is Eating Disorders in the work place.   Eating disorders can, and do, affect anyone regardless of gender, age, ethnic/cultural identity, or background. There are many ways that disordered eating can present itself, and is not just about limiting calories or overexercising. An […]

Raising low self esteem

Posted February 11, 2016

We all have times when we lack confidence and don’t feel good about ourselves. But when low self-esteem becomes a long term problem, it can have a harmful effect on our mental health. With diagnosis of mental health issues rising among young people the article below looks at some of the ways to boost self-esteem. […]