If you are in urgent need there are organisations who are able to offer support 24 hours a day.The Samaritans offers support by phone or email 24 hours a day 365 days a year Free call on 116 123If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe, your local A & E department can offer 24 hour emergency assistance. The nearest A&E departments are:
If you are having a medical emergency dial 999.
Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Rd, Reading, RG1 5AN Tel: 0118 322 5111
Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Rd, Frimley, Camberley GU16 7UJ Tel: 01276 604604
Wexham Park Hospital, Wexham St, Slough SL2 4HL Tel: 01753 633000Berkshire Mental Health Crisis Team is a 24 hour service dealing who are able to offer help in an acute crisis. Tel: 0300 3650300SANEline is a national, out of hours help line providing specialist support and guidance to anyone affected by mental illness including the client, family, friends and carers. Available
18 00 – 23 00 0300 3047000.
Shout is a text line for anyone struggling to cope with a range of emotional and mental health problems. Text 85258 – free from most major mobile networks.
In addition to counselling, support groups can often be helpful to many people.Adoption UK gives advice and support to current or potential adoptive families.SOBS provides support to those who have been bereaved by suicide. The local support group is held in Wokingham, other locations are available on the main website.
Friends In Need offers peer support in friendly, local groups, for people living with depression.
Sands offer information about coping with the loss of a baby or finding a support group with other bereaved parents.
Saying Goodbye offers support, remembrance services and information to those who have lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, birth or infancy.
Grief Encounter offer support to children and young people who have been bereaved and offers advice to the adults supporting them.
In addition to counselling, many people find having a mentor or the support of other addicts very beneficial. this includes a few of the organisations available.Alcoholics Anonymous provides support to those trying to stop drinking.Al Anon provides support to family members who are affected by others drinking.DrinkAware is an independent charity helping people make better choices about drinking and supporting the families worried about someone drinking.FRANK is a helpline for those concerned about drug use.Narcotics Anonymous is an organisation helping anyone affected by drug addiction.Gamblers Anonymous offers support to people struggling with gambling addiction.
Remember abuse is not just about violence, it can include sexual abuse, emotional abuse, mental abuse, financial abuse , coercive control, gas lighting, intimidation and many more.National Domestic Abuse Helpline offers support to anyone experiencing abuse.
It's Never OK is the Bracknell Forest guide to supporting victims of abuse and helping perpetrators of abuse to stop their destructive behaviour.
Respect Men's Advice Line offers support to men who are the victims of domestic abuse.
Women's Aid offers support to women who are the victims of domestic violence.
Galop provides support for hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence to the LGBT+ community via telephone, email, text and WhatsApp.
Specialist AgenciesRelate provides marriage guidance counselling.Youthline provides counselling for young people from the age of 11.
YoungMinds provides support and advice to young people, and their parents, struggling with mental health concerns.
Kooth is an online forum supporting young people struggling with mental health issues.