A series of questions designed to help you find the most appropriate sources of mental health support

  1. Do you, or someone you know or are a carer for, have mental health needs?
  2. MIND are a good place to start. They provide general guidance about available support and services, information about legal rights, and information about types of mental health problems, amongst other things. Download this handy leaflet pdf icon Emotional Wellbeing West Berkshire - Guide to Local Mental Health Services Z card listing useful information and contact details.

    If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, or think that you might have one

    You can use the information below to find support groups and services that can give you help and support:


    If you care for someone with a mental health illness

    If you feel that you need help and support, listed below are some services that can help:


    The West Berkshire Directory

    The West Berkshire Directory Mental Health Services provides links to charities and organisations related to mental health based in West Berkshire.


    Other charities

    There are various other charities that can provide information and guidance about mental health, some are listed below:

    • SANE - offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness
    • Calmzone - support for men who need to talk or find information and support about mental illness
    • Young Minds - support for children and young people with a mental health illness
  3. Are you worried about your own safety, or the safety of others (eg a carer)?
  4. A safety risk may be, for example:-

    - thoughts of harming yourself or someone else

    - having done something to hurt yourself

    - feeling really upset about something

  5. Are you worried about your own safety, or the safety of the person you know/care for?
  6. A safety risk may be, for example:-

    - thoughts of harming yourself or someone else

    - having done something to hurt yourself

    - feeling really upset about something

  7. Who to contact:



    In an EMERGENCY:


    If you feel that either yourself, or others, are in immediate danger of serious harm call 999 and ask for help.


  8. Who to contact:



    Monday to Friday

    5pm to 9am : Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) - Call 0300 365 9999


    All Day Saturday and Sunday

    Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) - Call 0300 365 9999

  9. Is the mental state of the person you know/care for worse?
  10. Have you had a Carers Assessment?
  11. Carers assessments help work out what support you need.

    Legally, anyone who provides or intends to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis can have a carer's assessment.



    Further information can be found at Help for Carers from West Berkshire Council



    The Carers Assessment form can be completed online at Assess Your Needs as a Carer


  12. Are you a young carer - ie. Under 18 years old?
  13. If you would like a Carers Assessment, a form can be completed online at Assess Your Needs as a Carer


  14. Young Carers Project


    Are you aged 5-18? Do you help look after someone in your family? We can help...


    Further information, and contact details, can be found at Young Carers

  15. Is the person you know/are carer for known to Newbury CMHT?
  16. Are you known to Newbury Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)?
  17. Are you known to Newbury Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)?
  18. Who to contact:


    Monday to Friday

    8am - 8pm : Common Point of Entry (CPE) - Call 0300 365 0300



    or
    Contact your GP

    For WestCall Out of Hours Service
    Call 111 (NHS service, open 24 hours a day)

  19. Who to contact:



    Monday to Friday

    9am - 5pm : DUTY CMHT - Call 01635 292020
    5pm to 9am : Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) - Call 0300 365 9999


    All Day Saturday and Sunday

    Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) - Call 0300 365 9999

  20. Who to contact:


    Monday to Friday

    8am - 8pm : Common Point of Entry (CPE) - Call 0300 365 0300


    or

    Monday - Friday

    5pm to 9am : Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) - Call 0300 365 9999


    All Day Saturday and Sunday

    Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) - Call 0300 365 9999


    or
    Contact your GP

    For WestCall Out of Hours Service
    Call 111 (NHS service, open 24 hours a day)
  21. MIND are a good place to start. They provide general guidance about available support and services, information about legal rights, and information about types of mental health problems, amongst other things. Download this handy leaflet pdf icon Emotional Wellbeing West Berkshire - Guide to Local Mental Health Services Z card listing useful information and contact details.

    If you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, or think that you might have one

    You can use the information below to find support groups and services that can give you help and support:


    If you care for someone with a mental health illness

    If you feel that you need help and support, listed below are some services that can help:


    The West Berkshire Directory

    The West Berkshire Directory Mental Health Services provides links to charities and organisations related to mental health based in West Berkshire.


    Other charities

    There are various other charities that can provide information and guidance about mental health, some are listed below:

    • SANE - offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness
    • Calmzone - support for men who need to talk or find information and support about mental illness
    • Young Minds - support for children and young people with a mental health illness