Depression, Anxiety & Stress
No5 offers confidential listening to support children and young people, and those around them, through its free counselling service for those aged 10 to 25 in the Reading area.
Telephone: 0118 901 5668
Text: 07984 357551
Berkshire Children, Young Peoples and Families Services
Providing care and support to children, young people and their families, Berkshire Children, Young Peoples and Families Services offers specialist children’s services, mental health and therapy.
Telephone: 0300 365 1234
Berkshire Talking Therapies
Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service which helps people with these problems.
Telephone: 0300 365 2000
Sport in Mind
Sport in Mind® is the independent Berkshire mental health sports charity formed in Reading in 2011 to use sport and physical activity to help aid the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems and encourage individuals to move their lives forward in a positive direction.
Telephone or Text: 07341 267740
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58
SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.
Helpline: 0300 304 7000
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
Educational Resource: What is Emotional Health?
BEAT Eating Disorders
BEAT Eating Disorders is a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (for under 25s)
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
Emotional Health Academy
Helping children, young people and families find support for emotional well-being earlier, faster and more easily within West Berkshire.
Telephone: 01635 519018
Little Blue Book of Sunshine
Everyone sometimes feels down, worried or anxious. We all need to look after our mental health, so read this book (aimed at those under 20) whenever you’re feeling blue:
Time to Talk (West Berkshire)
Time to Talk (West Berkshire) provides free confidential counselling services to young people in need aged 11 to 25.
Telephone: 01635 760331
MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.