Adult mental health

If you have a concern about your mental health or the mental wellbeing of someone close to you which is causing difficulties in everyday living, you may be able to get help.

What are mental health problems?

Common problems may be:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • phobias
  • panic disorders

More complex problems include:

  • schizophrenia
  • bi-polar disorder
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • anorexia
  • personality disorder

Untreated mental health conditions can lead to activities or behaviours that are physically harmful such as self harm, physical neglect, alcohol and drug use or suicide.

Anyone with these concerns should first contact their GP, who may then make a referral to specialist mental health support services.

Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy 2013-18

The joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy says how Bracknell Forest council, local NHS and other partners will work together to meet the needs of people who need support with their mental health. PDF file downloadThe Bracknell Forest strategy (PDF, 3590kb) considers what local people need as well as thinking about what national strategies and policies say is important.

Join the Community Partnership Forum meeting on mental health

Date: Wednesday 24 May
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Venue: Sportsable, Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1BN

The May meeting will have updates from the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (health and social care) as well as a special focus on mental health.

Involvement from members of the public, people who use our services, carers, staff and the voluntary sector is crucial to make sure that organisations like the NHS, get it right. 

If you cannot make the meeting, you can watch us on Facebook Live via the East Berkshire CCGs facebook page.

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