Thinking Together for Mental Health


Here is the part of our site where we will keep you informed about our Thinking Together engagement project for users of Mental Health services in West Berkshire. This project is in collaboration with West Berkshire Council and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust as well as input from Newbury and District Clinical Commissioning Group. If you would like to see the press coverage that we’ve received from this event please visit our Press Coverage page.

Thinking Together Thatcham Catholic Hall 18th May Report

Please click here for the ‘Thinking Together 18th May Report and here  for the ‘Report Workshop’ recommendations report

Please find the report of the ‘Thinking Together’ Event held at Thatcham Catholic Hall 18th May 11.00am- 2.00pm. It was co-produced using the actual views expressed by all who attended and makes many recommendations and provides a ‘Way Forward’ , with a hope that Community Mental Health services will change and improve in the future.

We would like to thank all who attended on the day, and especially  Jackie Wilkinson (Open for Hope and West Berkshire Independent Living), Adrian Barker ( Lay Member Newbury CCG and Time2Talk), Dr Anees Pari ( Interim Head of West Berkshire Public Health and Well Being), Alison Foster ( Chair of Brighter Berkshire Year of Mental Health 2017 and Chair of Healthwatch West Berkshire) and our very own Alice Kunjappy-Clifton for all their hard work compiling the report.

Do let us know your thoughts on the report  by emailing , please put Thinking Together in the subject Line or calling 01635 886 210

Thinking Together – ‘Your voice for Mental Health’

We are holding an event for users of West Berkshire Mental Health services to ask questions and provide feedback about their experience since ‘ New Ways of Working’ was introduced across Adult Social Care. The event is open to Service users, families and carers, voluntary agencies and professionals to attend. This event is co-hosted by West Berkshire Council, Berkshire Health-care Foundation Trust and Newbury and District CCG, who will be speakers at the event.

Be informed and help shape Community Mental Health Service in West Berkshire. Come and have your say, ask questions about Mental Health Service or hear how things have been working since the ‘New Way of Working’ was introduced.

Event time
Thursday, 18th May: 11am-2pm
Event venue
Thatcham Catholic Hall
7 Bath Road
RG18 3AG

To download and view Anees Paris PowerPoint slides from the Thinking together 2017 event click HERE.


Thinking Together: Mental Health Services Questionnaire

This survey is now closed. Click the picture below to read the report based on your responses.


Thinking Together Event: 6th July 2016, Newbury Baptist Church

We held an event for users of West Berkshire Mental Health services to ask questions about the proposed New Ways of Working across Adult Social Care. The event was well attended by service users, families and carers, and professionals. Please read our report below following this event, complete with responses from West Berkshire Council, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust and Newbury and District CCG, who were speakers at the event.

Thinking Together – Feedback and Response Report 2016