Healthwatch chair steps down

Posted June 13, 2018

It is with great sadness we announce that Mrs Alison Foster has now stepped down as Chair of Healthwatch West Berkshire. We were especially lucky to find such a dedicated hard-working Chair, with a vast knowledge of the Health and Social Care sector.  In her time as Chair she oversaw some incredible projects resulting in […]

West Berkshire Run and Talk

Posted May 14, 2018

West Berkshire Run Together are hosting a Run and Talk on 14th May to celebrate this years mental health awareness week which is focusing on stress.   New runners must register in advance at    

Mental Health Awareness Week


Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) is about stress and how we’re coping with it. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – it’s part of everyday life. But when you’re overwhelmed by stress it may lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. Mental Health Awareness Week […]

Thinking Together Co-Produced Crisis Review

Posted March 22, 2018

We are holding 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 carers,voluntary agencies and professionals to attend. This event is supported by West Berkshire Council, the Health and Wellbeing board, Berkshire Health-care Foundation […]

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 […]

Brighter Berkshire event on 18th January

Posted January 23, 2018

On the 18th of January 2018 Brighter Berkshire ran an end of year and what next event in Newbury at the Council Offices in Market Street. Firstly, we at Healthwatch West Berkshire would like to thank everyone who attended. Topics discussed for this event included Highlights from the year Views from those involved and affected […]

Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub Newsletter

Posted January 15, 2018

Did you know that the Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub reguarly create newsletters? Issue 18 is their Jan 2018 newsletter which covers- Mental Health First Youth training dates in March 2018 New resources on live streaming from CEOP Liveskills Risking It All Drama for secondary schools and a performance for parent and carers on […]

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 […]