Useful Contacts for Health & Wellbeing

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Is Your Alcohol Consumption Healthy:

Be Drink Aware using the Change4life advice.

Use the 'Morning After' calculator

A rough guide to help you stay safe to drive.

Domestic Abuse West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Services 

Confidential service for clients to rediscover freedom of choice and self esteem. To access services call the Domestic Abuse Helpline on: 0800 731 0055, or email contact details to The helpline is staffed from 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday. You can download the Survivors Hand Book in a variety of languages

Help and Support for Vulnerable Young People

Integrated youth service support (IYSS) in West Berkshire

The Integrated Youth Support Service (IYSS) supports vulnerable young people in West Berkshire. We work with young people who are often, but not exclusively, at the point of crisis.

Narcotics Anonymous

Is a self-help organisation whose members help each other to stay clear of drugs. The UKNA Helpline is 0300 999 1212.

Cassiobury Court                                Cassiobury Court Drug Rehab and Alcohol Detox Centre

Offers drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This includes detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare. Call: 01923 804 139 Website:

Cassiobury Court offers free help and advice for veterans who suffer with addiction and mental health problems. For more information, click here.

Children's Heart Foundation

provides help and support to families of children with a congenital heart defect (CHD).

Food Standards Agency

Get all the latest news from theFood Standards Agencyand learn about their other websites too.

The Lullaby Trust

Is one of the UK's leading baby charities working to prevent infant deaths and promote baby health.

Health Nutrition and Exercise

The Healthy Start scheme 

provides free vouchers for milk, fresh fruit and veg and infant formula milk.

The Breastfeeding Network

Visit the Breastfeeding Network website for advice and support on breastfeeding.

NHS's 5 A Day website

Need help getting 5 a day? Visit the NHS's 5 a day website for information on portion sizes, what counts towards your 5 a day and recipes.

Nutritionist Resource

The purpose of the Nutrionist resource is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge nutrition support network, enabling those in need to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will provide those seeking support with all the information they need.

Beat Eating disorders,

including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders.

The British Heart Foundation website

Includes information on keeping your heart healthy, living with heart conditions and getting involved with the charity.

Change 4 Life

This website will help you calculate how much you snack, what are healthy foods and how you can make you and your family’s life more active.

 Leisure activities 

Can be found on the directory by clicking on the link above and narrowing your search using the filters on the left of your screen.

Quitting Smoking 

The Go Smokefree website

Provides detailed information about the free NHS support services and videos from real quitters talking about what worked for them. Find out about all of the options and make the right choice for you.

Sex and Relationships


Provides advice and practical help with contraception and pregnancy testing, advice on unplanned pregnancies and sexual counselling for young men and women. Free and confidential. Contact the central office or check the phone book for details of your nearest centre.

The Family Planning Association

Is the UK's leading sexual health charity. Their purpose is to enable people in the UK to make informed choices about sex and to enjoy sexual health.

Sex and young people  (NHS Choices)

Gives information and advice on sexual health matters, HIV, contraception and local services. Free and confidential sexual health helpline available on 0300 123 7123.

Safe Sex Berkshire

As a young person, you can find information advice and support on all aspects of sexual health. Click on the link to find out more.

Speech Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy - Berkshire NHS Trust Call for advice on speech and language concerns. Tel: 01635 273706

AFASIC England

Works to support children and their parents, enabling them to overcome their speech and language difficulties. Being able to speak and communicate with other people is an essential life skill. For most children and young people learning to communicate comes easily. For some children and young people, however, it is a major challenge as they have a speech and language impairment.

CC Speech and Language

Camilla Sanossian-East, Independent SLT and TEFL Certified, BA (Hons), BSc (Hons) regHPC, MRCSLT regICO regHiscox. Do you need help with your child's communication? Camilla Sanossian-East is a qualified and registered Speech and Language Therapist based in Tilehurst, Reading who is available to visit your child either at your home or you can visit her home for an initial consultation and assessment. If you have any concerns with regard to your child's speech and language please do contact Camilla to discuss your individual circumstances further. Tel: 07581 067 499

I CAN Help Enquiry Service

Concerned about a child’s talking, listening and understanding? Are you looking for more information about speech, language and communication? Tel: 020 7843 2544 or email: Find out more about what this service can offer at As the I CAN Help Enquiry Service does not include meeting and assessing children, the service is unable to provide specific advice about a child or the level of provision they should have. I CAN is the children’s communication charity.

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