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If you are, or someone you know is, experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition and need urgent support, please contact the Berkshire Perinatal Mental Health  team, via your GP, Health Visitor or Home Start team. 

Berkshire Perinatal Mental Health Team

If you’re experiencing severe mental health difficulties or you’re at risk of becoming very unwell during your pregnancy (antenatal) or up to one year after the birth (postpartum), the perinatal team can support you.


AIMS works towards better births for all by campaigning and information sharing, protecting human rights in childbirth and helping women to know their rights, whatever birth they want, and wherever they want it.

Berkshire Mummies

Berkshire Mummies is a guide for anyone who cares for children. There are School Holiday What’s on Guides, blog posts about days out, family friendly walks, places to play and learn and much much more in Berkshire and the surrounding counties. Berkshire Mummies can be found via their webpage, Instagram & Facebook.

Berkshire Women's Aid

Berkshire Women's Aid provide a range of services and programmes to enable people experiencing domestic abuse to make choices about their future and to rebuild their lives. You can find out more via their webpage or by contacting them on 0118 950 4003 or by emailing them at [email protected]. All communication is confidential.

Birth Trauma Association

A charity that supports women who suffer birth trauma – a shorthand term for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth. ​

Brighter Futures For Children

Brighter Futures For Children are an independent, not-for-profit-company established in December 2018 to deliver the best possible opportunities for the children of Reading. Their responsibility is to deliver children’s social care, early help & prevention and educational services (including SEND).

Home Start Reading

We're committed to offering friendship, gentle, non-judgemental support and practical help through home visiting, family group and other practical workshops.

Maternity Action Campaign

Join Maternity Action in calling for an end to unfair redundancies for pregnant women and new parents.


Parents And Children Together is an adoption charity and family support provider helping hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption and adoption support services and community projects across London and the south east of England.

Perinatal Support Services

The Family Action Perinatal Support Services are early intervention, low intensity services for those with low to moderate level diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing perinatal mental illness.

Reading Maternity Voices

RMV works together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity services. They are an independent body, reporting to the local Federation of GP Commissioning Groups that commissions maternity services.

SHaRON - Support Hope & Recovery Online Network

Designed and developed in 2009 SHaRON provides a safe and secure digital environment where service users, clinicians, ex-service users, volunteers and other professionals can communicate.

Sure Start

Sure Start centres give help and advice on child and family health, parenting, money, training and employment. Some centres also provide early learning and full day care for pre-school children.

National Lottery funded

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