December Recovery Briefing
Healthwatch West Berkshire Upcoming Board Meeting Online 
We are holding an Online Board Meeting in public on Monday 7th December 2020 from 1:00pm – 2:45pm.
The agenda for this meeting can be seen by clicking 
HERE.
If you have a question to raise at the meeting, please submit it in writing to us to contact@healthwatchwestberks.org.uk

To register for this meeting, please click HERE or on the image above.
Health teams urge people with mental health worries to seek help
Lockdown may have been lifted this week but the run up to Christmas is a difficult time for people suffering some form of depression or anxiety.

In light of this, health teams across Berkshire West are urging anyone with mental health worries to seek help for assessment or treatment as part of the NHS’s Help Us Help You campaign.

Dr Heather Howells, Mental Health lead for Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Throughout the pandemic the NHS has been here to support people struggling with their mental health and we’re keen to reassure people that they aren’t burdening the NHS." Watch her video above. 
NHS talking therapies are a confidential service run by fully trained experts offering help with problems like stress, anxiety and depression. People can access the service by visiting their GP or referring themselves online or ringing 0300 365 2000.

Young people aged between 11 and 18 can visit
KOOTH.com a free, anonymous and confidential online counselling and emotional wellbeing support. And for those over 18 and in urgent need of help, they should ring NHS 111 who will direct them to the right support.

There is also online support on the NHS mental health and wellbeing link
www.nhs.uk and people can also seek help by going online at NHS 111 In emergency situations or if someone is in immediate danger, people must call 999 straight away.

Click
here or on the letter/image above for more details.
Berkshire West CCG Online
Governing Body Meeting in public
All are welcome to join the Berkshire West CCG Governing Body Meeting in public next Tuesday 8th December, starting at 9.30am.

Read the details about this meeting by clicking
here or the image above.
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