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What is Al-Anon? Someone else's drinking can affect your life - be it a relative or friend, male or female. Al-Anon Family Groups hold regular meetings where members share their own experience of living with alcoholism. Al-Anon does not offer advice or counselling, but members…
Information about AA meetings in the Thames Valley area, who to call or email for help if you think you might have a problem with alcohol and general information about Alchoholics Anonymous. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience,…
Offering friendship and companionship to all those who have experienced a bereavement in the past, or have to come to terms with a terminal diagnosis for themselves or a loved one, the group leader Judith is a trained bereavement counsellor through Cruse Bereavement Care.   Meetings…
Many people find themselves alone for one reason or another, or are isolated, perhaps due to illness or disability.  They just don’t get out as often as they would like or see as many people as before. A volunteer with matching interests and personality will be…
Grants available to people in financial hardship who need essential equipment, such as a wheelchair, or help to get over a short term hurdle, such as an illness. Support & Advice:  Friendly and non-judgemental support and advice on a wide variety of issues given to anyone who…
Berkshire Grandparents Support Group is a safe supportive space for grandparents and close family members who have little or no contact with their grandchildren due to difficult family situations. We aim to support you and help you find practical ways to deal with the impact…
Calibre library has the largest lending collection of audio books in the UK in open format - you don't need special playback equipment. There is something for all tastes and you can listen anywhere, at home or on the move. A subscription-free service of unabridged audio books…
Do you live alone, bereaved or lonely? Then this is for you. CAMEO’s aim is to bring together people to chat to each other over a cuppa and cake and have fun. If you would like any more information, please contact the office on the number below,…
Care after Combat is dedicated in supporting veterans who are most vulnerable, who have fallen on bad times and need a helping hand back into civilian life.  Care after Combat's mission is to support veterans with alcohol and substance misuse problems and the reduction in numbers of…
Offering support and grants to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. Grants given for: Mobility - grants range from those for the very young to the elderly. The Soldiers' Charity has provided grants for specialist play equipment for disabled children, and for…
The Charity for Civil Servants has been providing help, advice and support to current, former, and retired civil servants since 1886. You can begin your application for assistance in one of the ways listed on the website: Note: Please note that the National Health Service, Armed…
The Cloisters is a male 25-bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers inpatient rehabilitation to West Berkshire patients who require mental health rehabilitation to support them in increasing their recovery pathway and independence.
Death is a part of life, and grieving a natural process. Cruse is committed to breaking the stigma around grief and ensuring that everyone, no matter how old or young, can access the highest quality support following a bereavement. Not only does Cruse provide a…
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. 
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.
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…
Helpline:   The helpline is for men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. Open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. For more info about the helpline service and call costs visit…
Eight Bells for Mental Health offers a welcoming and supportive environment to anyone who is experiencing mental health issues in Newbury, Thatcham and surrounding areas. The charity work tirelessly to help members improve their lives, wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem through volunteering and training opportunities, access…
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