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Mental health services

If you, or someone you know is suffering with mental health issues, the following services may be able to help:

Your GP

Your GP can offer you advice and treatments to improve your mental health.

Berkshire Healthcare – Talking Therapies service

Talking Therapies offers help for common mental health problems including mild to moderate and moderate to severe, anxiety, depression, stress and phobias. The service also runs regular stress control sessions for the general public locally.

For more information phone 0300 365 2000.

Books on prescription

The Books on Prescription scheme is being run by Bracknell library in conjunction with GP practices to help people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders to find out more and develop strategies to manage the conditions.

For more information phone Bracknell Library on 01344 423149.

Cruse bereavement service

Cruse help with support, counselling, education, advice and information on bereavement issues.

Counsellors are available by phone on 01344 411919 or email at

Bracknell Forest Community Network

The Community Network supports people aged 18 and over living with mental ill-health or experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood to develop their confidence, interests, hobbies, life skills and resilience.

The network has dedicated recovery facilitators who support individuals on their recovery
journey using:

  • relationship building
  • graded exposure
  • confidence building
  • anxiety management
  • motivational techniques

Who can the Community Network support?

Our recovery facilitators could help if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • recovering from an episode of mental ill-health
  • social isolation or looking to get out in the community more
  • a carer of somebody living with mental ill-health wanting to access the community
  • needing practical support and information to get back to independence

If you would benefit from some additional support simply get in touch  with us by:

The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a 24 hour a day Telephone helpline, offering emotional support for people in crisis:

  • 01344 455556 (Bracknell)
  • 116 123 (UK)