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Brighter Berkshire

A year of mental health, 2017

Mental health in Berkshire is a priority of ours and we’ve made a pledge to support Brighter Berkshire’s Year of Mental Health, 2017.

Brighter Berkshire is a community led initiative committed to improving and promoting opportunities and support for people who need help with their mental health.

This includes:

  • New mums suffering from post-natal depression
  • Children who need support around resilience and emotional development in schools
  • Men over the age of 25, where suicide is the biggest cause of death
  • People in later life suffering from mental health issues linked to loneliness, bereavement and dementia

Our pledge

“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.”

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

How to find out more

Visit the Brighter Berkshire website to find out more about the initiative and upcoming events

You can also listen to the Brighter Berkshire feature on BBC Radio Berkshire every third Monday of the month, between 11am and 1pm. The show, which will feature a number of guests, is presented by people with experience in mental health needs.