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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. 
Having Your Say About Health and Social Care Your Local Healthwatch allows people to shape the development and delivery of health and social care services by listening to your views.  Healthwatch West Berkshire’s role is to gather views, listen, report and take your voice to…
The It’s My Life Self-Advocacy group also known simply as IML, is a group for adults with learning disabilities in West Berkshire.  There are approximately 45 members with a small Core group who meet weekly to discuss issues that affect them; changes in government; get…
Graft offers information, advice and guidance to disabled and disadvantaged people looking for employment or wanting to return to work. Support with: CV writing and updating Training in confidence building and work skills Volunteering opportunities and job searches Interview skills Specialist support is also offered for…
Macmillan have produced a range of easy read booklets useful for anyone who finds it hard to read. Visit the website to read or order the booklets using the links below. You can also see easy read information about cancer produced by other organisations.
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…
How to look after your mental health - top tips publication plus information guides and advice.  Mental health problems range from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. How to support good mental health at work e-book Learning Disabilities and Mental…
The Cloisters is a 24 bedded open rehabilitation unit set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers in-patient rehabilitation services to West Berkshire clients who require longer hospital stays than provided in an acute ward, to develop independent living skills…
Current Your Way Services offered in West Berkshire: Up to twelve weeks bespoke one-to one support to help individuals achieve their recovery goals. Your Way works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. Peer support and the opportunity to be…
Log into the group's facebook account for information and advice. https://www.facebook.com/newbury.malayaleeculturalassociation  
The Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to the Newbury homeless community and those less fortunate than others. The primary operation is a friendly drop-in centre for vulnerable adults who perhaps have mental health issues or are just lonely. All…
Find out more about the regular support groups and the engaging men programme which is also available.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments will be provided.
Volunteer led group whose aims are to combat isolation, loneliness and improve mental wellbeing by: Signposting people to help and support Providing safe welcoming social groups to help people build their confidence Encouraging people to help each other and join in activities Providing a variety…
Specialist and experienced physiotherapists working in many different fields, aiming to deliver the best service possible to patients.  
Services provided in West Berkshire Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Paid Relevant Person’s Representative Services. How to get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in West Berkshire, you can download the forms…
The Furniture Project provide opportunities to volunteer and train in practical activities at the Training and Community Support Centre which is based at the The Community Furniture Project, Bone Lane, Newbury.  The Pulling Together project aims to improve the long term mental health and wellbeing of…
Registered charity providing support to people who are/were involved in Horseracing. Welfare teams can be contacted via a 24 hour support line, seven days a week.  Visit the website to choose your preferred method of contact.
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