Eight Bells for Mental Health will remain open every Monday and Thursday throughout Lockdown subject to any further Government announcements.
The latest regulations state that we are allowed a maximum of 15 members in the building at each session so places must be booked in advance.
There are consecutive morning and afternoon sessions from to 9am to 12pm, 12pm to 4pm and 4pm to 6pm
Coordinator Kathryn is running 1-1 appointments for specific advocacy and support at The Meeting House, 1, Highfield Avenue, Newbury and at York House, 50, Andover Road,Newbury RG14 6JW throughout the week, again these must be booked in advance.
Our phone and email address are manned during the following times:
Monday and Thursday 9am to 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-5pm
Please note our new contact details:
Mobile: 07387 962220
Our Peer Supporters have set to up a WhatsApp Group to offer friendship and a listening ear to all members, please email us if you would like to join.
Unfortunately all our activities have been postponed until further notice however we are still running prize bingo, quizzes and an informal art therapy session every Monday.
Monday and Thursday 10am Prize Bingo or Quiz
Monday 11am Seated Yoga and Meditation
Monday 1pm Art Therapy
Friday 10am to 1pm Nature Therapy at the Thatcham Discovery Centre
Other Mental Health Support during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you need mental health support, please contact Talking Therapies service or the Common Point of Entry (CPE) team. You will be able to speak with a mental health practitioner who will direct you to the right service, including support from our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team.
Talking Therapies 0300 365 0200
Visit Talking Therapies Berkshire website
CPE 0300 365 0300
You should only call NHS111 if you have a physical health concern. They will be able to direct you to the most appropriate service. Only in a medical emergency should you contact 999 or attend the local A&E department.
If it’s a medical emergency, call 999 straight away.
Mental Health Crisis Team
If you need urgent help, but it’s not an emergency, you can call the Mental Health Crisis Team 0300 365 0300 or 0300 365 9999
If you need someone to talk to, you can also contact:
Sane Line 0300 304 7000 (open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every day)
Visit Sane Line website
Samaritans 116 123 (24 hours every day) Visit Samaritans website
See our HELPLINE page for other useful contact numbers.
For practical help contact the Community Hub.
A new Community Support Hub has been set up to support those residents who are most vulnerable in our communities and provide them with the help they cannot access anywhere else.
The Community Support Hub works with local community groups to match vulnerable people who need help and support with those best able to provide it. The Hub can also help those people who want to volunteer in their community but don’t know where to begin. This includes mental health support and practical support such as picking up shopping or medication and being at the end of the phone for a chat for those who are feeling lonely; all while adhering to national guidance on staying safe and social distancing.
The hub is open from Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm, and Friday to Sunday 8:30am to 4:30pm. You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01635 503579.