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Emotional and mental health

Emotional and mental health


If you need immediate mental health support call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.

If you are concerned that someone’s safety or life is in imminent danger, call 999 straight away.

You are not alone. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you’re worried about yourself or a loved one. Below are some other ways to access support.

Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies is an NHS service available to residents of Wokingham Borough. It offers support if you are struggling with challenges like depression, stress, anxiety and phobias.

To access the service, you need to be aged 17 years or above and be registered with a Berkshire GP practice. You can refer yourself to the service or discuss your concerns with your GP who can also refer you to the service.

Visit the Talking Therapies website for further information.

To contact the service, call: 0300 365 2000 or email talkingtherapies@berkshire.nhs.uk.

Help is here

The following local and national organisations provide support with a variety of mental health conditions:


Emergency help if someone is in crisis or has attempted suicide

If it’s an emergency, call 999 straight away and ask for an ambulance.

Urgent non-emergency help

Call the Mental Health Crisis Team if you need urgent help, but it’s not an emergency:

Call: 0300 365 0300 or 0300 365 9999 

Someone to talk to

If you need someone to talk to, you can also call:

Read our suicide prevention page for details.

Read the mental wellbeing – physical activity page for details of our mental wellbeing sports programme.

Read our bereavement support page for help with grief and loss.

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