Well being - Support Services

We've grouped together some information on local support services which you may find useful.

There are a wide variety of options in our local area if you need help.

Sometimes, situations of grief can also bring about other negative feelings. If you feel like you need to talk someone, but not necessarily about grief or bereavement, there are other services that you can access as well.

Bracknell Forest Council - Mental Wellbeing for Young People

Bracknell Forest Council’s Public Health Portal offers advice and support can help prevent your concerns from getting worse, help you build strategies and reduce the stigma of coping with mental health problems.

Website: https://health.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/mental-wellbeing-young-people/ 

Kooth - Online Counselling Service

  • Kooth is an online counselling service that offers free and confidential counselling.

  • It is available Monday to Friday (12pm-10pm) and Saturday and Sunday (6pm-10pm).

  • Website: https://kooth.com/

Talking Therapies is a service offered by the NHS for people 17 and older.

  • Talking Therapies works on a self-referral basis, which means you can refer yourself.

  • They can offer a variety of levels of support, depending on your needs and preferences.

  • Website: https://www.talkingtherapies.berkshire.nhs.uk/

Winston's Wish - UK's Childhood Bereavement Charity

  • Winston's Wish is a charity that offers both a telephone helpline and a texting service. Free online chat that operates from 10am-1pm every Friday.

  • Telephone: 08088 020 021 (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).

Texting service (is available 24/7 and is free on most mobile networks), just text "WW" to 85258.

Cruse Bereavement Care - Dealing with Bereavement and Grief

Cruse Bereavement Care is a charity that offer a variety of support, including face-to-face and over the telephone support. They also offer a "welcome session" where you can go to their office and get more information to help you decide which type of support you may want to access.

For grief/bereavement or other situations you may be experiencing, you can also contact the Samaritans by calling 116 123. This line is open 24 hours a day so you can call any time, and the number is free.

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