20th October 2023
Local and national mental health support services
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:
Help is here
The following local and national organisations provide support with a variety of mental health conditions:
- Age UK has a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals – call: 0800 055 6112
- Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provide services to support adults with their mental health and wellbeing.
- Beat is an eating disorder charity – call: 0808 801 0677 for the adult helpline, 0808 801 0711 for the youthline, or 0808 801 0811 for the studentline.
- Berkshire Women’s Aid offers specialist help to victims of domestic abuse – call: 0118 950 4003
- Campaign Against Living Miserably runs a mental health helpline – call: 0800 58 58 58
- Childline offers a free, confidential service for anyone under the age of 19 – call: 0800 1111
- Cranstoun Wokingham delivers the drug and alcohol recovery service for adults on behalf of Wokingham Borough Council, including family and carer support – call: 0118 977 2022
- Cruse Bereavement Care provides a helpline, for those who are bereaved – call: 0808 808 1677
- Drinkline is a free, confidential helpline for anyone who is concerned about their drinking, or someone else's – call: 0300 123 1110
- Tellmi app is a free online peer support for young people aged 11 to 18 in Wokingham Borough.
- Mind offers a helpline for mental health problems – call: 0300 123 1110
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline offers confidential, non-judgmental support and information – call: 0808 2000 247
- NHS Volunteer Responders can help if you need assistance accessing food, medicine or social connection – call: 0808 196 3646
- NSPCC can offer support and advice if you’re worried about a child – call: 0808 800 5000
- No Panic can help if you suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders – call: 0300 772 9844
- Samaritans is here if you need someone to talk to – call: 116 123
- Shelter can help if you are, or at risk of being, homeless – call: 0808 800 4444
- Shout is a confidential 24/7 text service offering support if you are in crisis and need immediate help.
- Switchboard operates a confidential helpline for LGBTQ+ communities across the UK – call: 0300 330 0630
- Talk to Frank is a national drugs helpline – call: 0300 123 6600
- The Silver Line provides support and friendship for those aged 55 and over – call: 0800 470 8090
- Wokingham DASS is an integrated domestic abuse service that supports victims and children – call: 0118 402 1921
- Wokingham Recovery College gives people with mental health problems the chance to access education, workshops and training programmes, designed to help them on their road to recovery.
- Wokingham Wellbeing Service offers free one-to-one sessions for people over 18 to help manage everyday stress and wellbeing challenges.