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Brighter Berkshire

What is Brighter Berkshire?

Brighter Berkshire is a community-led initiative with cross party support working towards making a strong, positive and lasting impact on the opportunities and support for the people of Berkshire who may have a range of mental health needs. This includes new mums suffering from post-natal depression, children needing increasing support around resilience and emotional development in schools, men over the age of 25 where suicide is the biggest cause of death, and those in later life suffering from mental health issues linked to loneliness, bereavement and dementia.

Media focus

Brighter Berkshire is featured on BBC Radio Berkshire on the 3rd Monday of every month in 2017 between 11am-1pm. The talking heads show is presented by people with experience of mental health, and guests invited to speak about mental health.

Julian Emms, Chief Executive, Berkshire Healthcare, speaking about Brighter Berkshire

 “On behalf of Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, I would like to pledge our support for Brighter Berkshire’s Year of Mental Health 2017.

We can only continue to deliver quality mental and community health services by getting to know and listening to those who make up the wider Berkshire community.

The Brighter Berkshire initiative allows us to easily develop important links and create new opportunities where we can join together to help with access, awareness and reduce the stigma that still exists.

This is hugely positive project and we are proud to support and promote it.”

Events coming up

A number of free events are being held throughout the year to launch Brighter Berkshire. Everyone is welcome to attend and you can find out more by visiting

You can follow the initiative on Twitter @BrightBerks2017 and facebook