Berkshire West Breathing Space for people experiencing mental distress

Last updated: 29/07/2022

Is a safe, welcoming and supportive space for anybody aged over 18 experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope. Whatever the reason for you feeling distressed or in crisis – we’re here to help you.

We are available to provide support every Friday to Monday evening, from 5pm until 11pm. You can access Breathing Space in person at our central Reading hub, online via video chat, or on the phone.
You can talk to our staff about how you’re feeling and what is concerning you. We’ll listen to you, and help you to develop a plan to stay safe and well, including coping strategies. We’ll also help you to navigate local services and opportunities that can provide further help and support.

You can also talk to our volunteer peer supporters, who have all had their own experiences of mental health crisis, and have a real understanding of what it’s like.

If you’d like to, you can also just sit in the Breathing Space hub and enjoy a break from the outside world. It’s a comfortable space to relax, and refreshments are available.

Services offered:

  • Crisis Support
  • Individually tailored one-to-one support
  • Peer support
  • Safe Space
  • Volunteering

Who to contact

0800 002 9091

Where to go

Ajilon House (building next to Treatz)
28 Friar Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Friday to Monday 5.00pm to 11.00pm including Bank Holidays

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral Details

If you are a member of the public looking to access Berkshire West Breathing Space for support please contact us directly by email at or call us on freephone 0800 002 9091.

If you are a professional looking to refer a person to the service please acccess the referral form on the website.

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