How can we help? Our Independent Mental Health Advocates are taking referrals so if you're under a mental health section please call 0330 440 9000 or email info@theadvocacypeople.org.uk. We're here to help. 

Anyone under a mental health section is still entitled to an Independent Mental Health Advocate to ensure people are heard and rights supported during Covid19.
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Eight Bells for Mental Health has had to close its drop-in sessions until further notice.

Coordinator Kathryn Dundas is supporting existing members and anyone needing help or advice for mental ill health by phone and email every weekday from 9am to 5pm.
Email: newbury.eightbells@gmail.com
Mobile: 07785 254828

Click here or the image above to get further information.

 
Recovery in Mind is on a mission to improve the lives of adults living in West Berkshire with mental health challenges by delivering free of charge, inspiring and empowering  courses. Click here or the image above to see how the service has changed due to COVID-19.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated.

It's important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

There are some simple things you can do to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. Doing so will help you think clearly, and make sure you are able to look after yourself and those you care about.

Click here or the image above to read the top ten tips.
 
West Berkshire Coronorvirus Diaries

(See below an excerpt from a 24 yr old from West Berkshire but locked down in London, with family in West Berkshire)
 
''I am also dedicating my time to my health and wellbeing, I think this is the most important part. It is really important to have a good mind set and those things are intrinsically linked to your diet and how much you move around (albeit limited). Eating and cooking good whole food has given me a lot more energy and I find my mood is calm and balanced. I have taken up running again to get outside and have been exploring places in my area on runs that I never would have been to otherwise! I have been doing yoga every morning which has really given everything a sense of routine and purpose. This is one of the reasons I think I haven’t found lockdown too tough at the moment, I feel good and am finally sleeping enough. ''

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Be sure to check back for daily diaries from the West Berkshire Community. If you are interested in writing a blog for Healthwatch West Berkshire about your experiences please email us: contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk 
 
 
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