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'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…

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.

Anxiety about health

Most of us worry about our health from time to time, and some of us have to manage serious medical conditions. But for some people, health worries become overwhelming and a problem in itself. Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is excessive worrying about your health, to…

Can I get free therapy or counselling?

If you want to try a talking therapy, ask your GP. They will know what's available locally and can help you decide which treatment is best for you. Lots of GP surgeries provide counselling or therapy services on the NHS. If counselling or therapy isn't…

Depression support groups

Depression can make you feel isolated. It can be helpful to meet with other people who understand what it's like. This is sometimes called "peer support". Self-help groups allow people with depression to provide, as well as receive, help. How to find depression support groups Visit…

Embrace Autism because....

Autism is a part of the lives of many families.  Whether that is having a child with autism, a partner, family member, friend or colleague.  You may have autism yourself.  People with autism have many positive qualities and given the right opportunities, the environment and…

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life. What is mental wellbeing? Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at…

Get active for mental wellbeing

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. We think that the mind and body are separate. But what you do with your body can have a powerful effect on your mental…
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