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Support for victims of domestic abuse.  Refuge, resettlement, outreach and helpline offered. The West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service provides the following services for women and men who are experiencing domestic abuse: Refuge placements Outreach one to one support (women and men) Independent Domestic Violence Advisor…
The helpline is run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for women experiencing domestic violence. All calls are confidential. Information and support Fully trained female workers and volunteers provide support, information and a listening ear. They can…
We support people experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time, as well as people at risk of developing psychosis. Psychosis affects the way someone believes, views and experiences things. It most commonly develops between late teens and early adulthood. Anyone can develop psychosis, and…

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The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. The Mix organisation will help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk 24 hours a day via online,…
Sources of help from WBC if you, or someone you care for, feels vulnerable. Help yourself feel safer in and around your home.  
Everybody’s Business is a youth-led website that raises awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM); provides regular comment about UK and global actions to end the practice and most importantly provides space for young people to add their voice to the FGM campaign. Read more about…
Some of the things the organisation may be able to help with: Domestic bills and domestic goods Counselling and support service Travel costs Further education and training Grants for Holidays or short term breaks Information and support for patients, families and carers
The UK's leading provider of services that enhance quality of life for serving and retired fire service personnel and their families. We aim to provide practical assistance and solutions to make a real difference to the lives of members of the fire service community. We…
Support Line (previously known as Get Connected) is the free helpline for young people, who know they need help but don't know where to find it.  Talk by phone, email and webchat any day of the year. The Helpline Volunteers are fully trained to support each…
Compulsive gambling is recognised as an emotional illness. Living with this illness can prove a devastating experience. Family relationships can become unbearably strained. The home can be filled with bitterness, frustration and resentment. 
Thrive is a small national charity, founded in 1978, that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive uses gardening to help people regain confidence, build self esteem and motivation, feel better physically and mentally and create new social networks. Some people come…
Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances and when they have lost contact with children. Advice, information and support is…
A collection of information, advice and resources. Search the directory of local and national mental health and emotional support organisations; Interactive tools to assess how you feel from NHS Choices; Local news and events; Useful application tools; 5 steps to wellbeing.
Guidance and advice to help you prepare for an assessment. Moodzone - tips and advice from NHS Choices to boost mental health Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life - this information, which…
NOTE: Due to ongoing refurbishment GP appointments may be reduced due to the lack of rooms available. Reading Walk-in Health Centre provides patients with additional choice and access to healthcare in Reading. Open to registered and unregistered patients without an appointment. From blood pressure checks…
If you’re homeless, living in a hostel or have difficulties accessing mainstream health services, you can visit clinics in Reading and speak to a member of the Health Outreach Liaison Team (HOLT). If the team is unable to help you they will ensure you are referred to…
A hearing dog changes a deaf person’s life on many levels. Deafness can be a very isolating and lonely disability; a hearing dog can offer increased independence, greater confidence, companionship and a feeling of security. A hearing dog and their deaf recipient need to be…
Hypnotherapy Directory only lists hypnotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have sent us copies of their qualifications and insurance cover. The site enables those in distress to find a hypnotherapist close to them and appropriate for their needs. 
The MEAM Approach West Berkshire is a multi-agency partnership approach to working with people with multiple complex needs and complicating factors around homelessness including substance misuse, contact with the criminal justice system and mental health needs. The approach works by creating a partnership of systems…
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