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We provide a mental health assessment service if you’re living with the effects of a brain injury, such as poor memory, and difficulty concentrating and communicating.

Whether your condition has been caused by something like a head injury from a car accident, alcohol or drug misuse, stroke, or a condition like Parkinson’s we can look at your situation and offer treatment advice.

When you’re referred to us, we’ll arrange an assessment with you.

We’ll look at things like your memory, how you communicate and your thinking skills, to help us understand your strengths and challenges.

Appointments usually take around two hours, but this depends on your situation.

You’re welcome to come to this on your own, but we recommend bringing a relative or someone who lives with you. This is so they can talk about their view on your experience, and help you remember any details you may have forgotten.

Based on what we find in your assessment, we’ll give you recommendations about your recovery such as coping techniques.

Our aim is to help you keep your independence and dignity, and so we’ll guide you to the right services that can help you. This could be services at our hospital such as Stroke support, or charities and support groups we work with across Berkshire.  

Find information about our Stroke Early Supported Discharge Service (opens new browser tab)

Access to our service is by appointment only.

Your GP or healthcare professional can refer you to us through our common point of entry referral pathway.

Unfortunately, we don’t accept self referrals.

If you need help about how our service works, you can contact our administration team 

Call 0118 904 4600

You can find our assessment centre at 25 Erleigh Rd, Reading. 

We’re open from the following times.

Day of the week Time
Monday 8.30am to 5pm
Tuesday 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 5pm
Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Our mental health teams and services, including Talking Therapies, are available if you need support. 

Find out how to access mental health support (opens new browser tab)

You can also find resources and guides on our website to help you if you need more advice. 

Resources to help with your mental health wellbeing (opens new browser tab)

Our Neurodiversity Passport can help you communicate your needs to our staff. It covers sensory processing, your communication preferences, and topics that might make you feel anxious and overwhelmed, so that we can support you.   

Read about our neurodiversity passport