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'How I help improve student mental health'

University students undergo big transitions, which can affect their mental health. Dr Luke Jefferies describes his work as a mental health adviser helping students through these difficulties. "In the 65 years since the NHS was founded, attitudes to mental health, including student mental health, have dramatically changed,"…

'How I've learnt to deal with stress'

Before going on a stress-management course, Arvind Devalia worked busy 10-hour days from his home office. As a business coach and writer, he was completely focused on his career, believing that harder work would bring better results. With his office being at home, there was…

10 stress busters

If you're stressed, whether by your job or by something more personal, the first step to feeling better is to identify the cause. The most unhelpful thing you can do is turn to something unhealthy to help you cope, such as smoking or drinking. "In…

Addiction

Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school. There's no single reason why addictions develop. Some…

ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most…

ADHD

ADHD is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and might become more obvious when your child's circumstances change, such as when they start school. The symptoms, usually noticed before…

Adult Placement - Shared Lives Scheme

Shared Lives aims to offer support to a variety of people with a differing range of needs and skills.  These can be people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people, care leavers, disabled children becoming young adults, parents with learning disabilities and…

Adult Service Provision Review Information Pack

This information pack explains why West Berkshire Council carries out reviews for people in receipt of ongoing services and how you could play an essential role in taking part in this process.

Adult Social Care leaflet

Our leaflet,  Working with you to understand your needs and circumstances [1Mb] provides a summary of ways we can assist you.

Adults

The West Berkshire directory is a free, online one-stop shop providing information and advice on a wide range of services for adults in West Berkshire. These services are provided by the Voluntary and Social Enterprise sector as well as private providers.  You may need an…
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