CAMHS – NHS's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

This site is full of helpful resources for young people, carers and professionals to help them manage mental health and well-being issues.

Website: www.camhs-resources.co.uk

ARC Information and Counselling Service

ARC Information and Counselling Service is a free and confidential counselling service supporting children, young people and adults when they are struggling to cope with a life changing situation or emotional problem.

For an ARC-funded set of counselling sessions located at Brookside Group Practice, please contact the ARC office on office@arcweb.org

Website: arcweb.org.uk

Chlamydia Screening Programme

What is chlamydia? How do you get it? W40hy is it a big deal? What are the symptoms? What if I’m pregnant? What is the Chlamydia screen?

Website: NHS UK: Chlamydia

If you feel you want confidential advice locally visit www.safesexberkshire.nhs.uk


If you are a young person that feels at odds with their birth gender, or you are a parent with a child who feels this way, Mermaids can help.

Websites: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk

Time To Talk

Time To Talk is a free confidential counselling service available to all young people in West Berkshire aged 13-19, up to 25 years for young people with additional needs.

Telephone: 01635 760331

Website: www.t2twb.org

HPV Vaccine

A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme

Leaflet: HPV Leaflet

Website: NHS UK: HPV Information

Children and Young people with additional needs

Children and young people with special needs and disabilities are now able to access a range of help and support available locally.

The following links provide more information and support.

Website: Wokingham Gov: Local Offer

Website: Reading Gov: Local Offer

Website: Westberks Gov: West Berkshire Directory

Men ACWY vaccine

Teenagers and “fresher” students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, which can be deadly.

Website: NHS UK: MenACWY vaccine

Self-Harm - A Guide For Parents & Carers

A guide has been developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and is aimed at helping them cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person and what help is available.

Leaflet: Coping with self-harm A Guide for Parents and Carers

Useful Sites for Teenagers

Eating well: www.teenweightwise.com

Drugs advice: www.talktofrank.com

Bullying: www.bullying.co.uk

Contraception: www.tht.org.uk

Please also see below two useful Mental Health Resources for teenagers:

Website: www.no5.org.uk

Website: www.research.reading.ac.uk/andy