Public health and self care

Public Health

The following websites provide public health support within Bracknell Forest.

Public Health Portal

This portal provides access to a collection of online services and information. These resources support residents to take control of their health, wellbeing and promote self care.

Visit the Public Health Portal.

Community map

This map shows community groups, clubs, societies, activities and support services.  They are run by local people for local people - and they all offer a warm welcome.

View our community map.

NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board

NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board is responsible for planning and delivering health and care services.

Visit the NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board.

Berkshire Observatory 

This site provides data on Bracknell Forest by topic and geographical areas, with comparisons to national data, to give an insight into the borough.

Visit Berkshire Observatory.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Bracknell Forest JSNA provides local health and wellbeing data, information and intelligence for people and professionals working to improve health and wellbeing.

Visit the JSNA website.

Self care

Self care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it. If you have a long term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.

Help yourself

Bracknell Forest Help Yourself is a community website that helps you to find and connect to lots of useful information and support to help you to stay independent and well. The easy to use search facility helps you to quickly find out what is available in your local area and how to make contact with the organisation. The map display feature shows you where organisations are located and how to get there.

If you are thinking about making some positive changes to your life and need some help to work out what you want to do and how to achieve this, the wellbeing planner helps you to create a plan, set goals and identify a range of options.

Visit the Help Yourself website.


There’s lots of information on the NHS website about how everyone can use self care to improve their health and wellbeing.

Visit the NHS website.

Local drug and alcohol services

Find out about local drug and alcohol services, and how to get support.

Get drugs and alcohol advice.

Local Healthwatch

Local Healthwatch provides patients, the public and users of health and social care services with information and advice to help them make independent, informed choices about their health and social care. It also gathers their views and makes sure they are taken into account when local health and social care services are designed and delivered.

Visit Local Healthwatch.