Access mental health services

If you need a bit of extra support, speak to your GP about a referral to one of Berkshire Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust's mental health services.

See Berkshire mental health services

Services you might be referred to

Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies Berkshire offer a range of different therapies online and over the phone, including:

If you're really struggling and need additional support, they can also offer you therapy: 

Self-refer to Talking Therapies now

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

We can provide you with a range of mental health treatments, all provided by our skilled team of psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. 

Depending on your needs, we might offer you:

  • Psychological interventions (e.g. cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive analytical therapy)
  • Pharmaceutical interventions (e.g. anti-psychotic medication, anti-depressant medication)
  • Social interventions (e.g. addressing leisure, employment, housing and finance issues)

We'll work with you to create a care plan and agree on the goals you're working towards. We can also refer you to other services if appropriate for your treatment. 

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT)

If you're experiencing acute mental health problems or are in crisis, we can refer you straight into CRHTT who will complete a home assessment and, wherever possible, provide you with treatment at home. 

Once we understand your needs, we'll work with you to create a short-term intensive care plan and refer you to other services that can help with your long-term treatment. 

If you need urgent mental health support and advice:

  • Call NHS 111 for physical or mental health emergencies (available 24/7)
  • Samaritans: call 116 123 (available 24/7)
  • SHOUT85258: text 'SHOUT' to 85258 (available 24/7)

Always dial 999 in an emergency or, to contact the Police in a non-emergency, useĀ  101.