Psychological Medicine Service
Maintaining good mental health is just as important as maintaining good physical health.
If your mental health condition is causing you to feel stress, anxiety or leading you to rely on substances like alcohol and drugs, our Psychological Medicine Service (PMS) can assess your needs and support you in your recovery by referring you to appropriate community teams.
Effective care of a mental health condition can mean a better quality of life for you, and could help reduce the need for you to be admitted to the hospital in future.
We can diagnose a range of mental health needs, such as depression, psychosis and anxiety.
Based on where you’re being treated – whether it’s at Wexham Park Hospital or the Royal Berkshire Hospital – and your situation, your mental needs will be assessed by one of our teams. Once assessed we’ll make recommend treatment options for your mental health needs while you’re a patient in the hospital.
We can also make sure you’re given the right guidance and support once you’ve left hospital, and that you have access to resources via community teams if appropriate while you’re at home.
If you’re aged 18 to 65, you’ll be referred by the Acute Trust to our Working Age Team who offer a 24/7 service.
If you’re over the age of 65, our Older People service is accessible for the Acute Trust from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. For referrals made out of these hours, you’ll be referred to our Working Age Team.
If you’re under the age of 18, our children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) can help you if you have concerns about your mental health, or the mental health of someone you’re caring for.
Referring you to our other services
Depending on your needs, we may refer you to other specialist services for example Crisis Resolution Home Treatment teams, drug and alcohol services, memory clinics if we feel that you would benefit from their support. Community drug and alcohol misuse experts for example can help you with any addiction concerns you might have.
Our Psychological Medicine Services is provided across both East Berkshire, based at Wexham Park Hospital, and West Berkshire, based at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
You can be referred to us if you’re being treated at A&E or have been admitted to either of these hospitals.
Unfortunately, we don’t accept self referrals.
We have centres in Slough and Reading. Please do not attend one of our clinics unless you’ve been referred to our service.
East Berkshire Psychological Medicine
Wexham Park Hospital
West Berkshire Psychological Medicine
Royal Berkshire Hospital