Welcome to Brighter Berkshire

Brighter Berkshire is a community led and organised year long initiative which aims to help reduce stigma about mental health & improve local opportunities.

Brighter Berkshire has partnered with Berkshire Community Foundation to raise £200,000 to fund local projects and voluntary organisations supporting those with mental health issues.

We are now also working in partnership with BBC Radio Berkshire to help raise awareness.

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Thank you to everyone who has contributed, volunteered and spread the word for Brighter Berkshire already this year

Enter the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards!

The new Workplace Mental Health Award is sponsored by The Cardinal Clinic and The Institute of Directors, and is supported by Brighter Berkshire.

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Get Involved with Brighter Berkshire

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Brighter Berkshire Events

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You can now buy a t-shirt to support Brighter Berkshire

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Latest News

Music and Mental Health Recital

Thank you to all those who performed and attended to make this a brilliant event.

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Your Yellow Days

Throughout July, you have shown your support by shining bright for Brighter Berkshire’s 2017 Year of Mental Health. Click to see all the photos of the community supporting Brighter Berkshire with their yellow days.

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Brighter Berkshire Concert – 21st October

Reading Phoenix Choir are delighted to be singing a concert at St Laurence Church, Reading in aid of Brighter Berkshire.

Join us on Saturday 21st October at 7.30pm for this fantastic charity concert.

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Brighter Berkshire receives vital funding boost from Mars

Mars, Berkshire Community Foundation’s corporate partner of over 30 years, has generously donated £14,450 of funding to the 2017 Mental Health Campaign.

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Samaritans Run raises £260 for the Year of Mental Health

BCF’s Marketing Manager, Teri Kearsey, took part in the 36th annual SAMARITANS Run on Saturday 1st July and raised over £260 for the 2017 Year of Mental Health.

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Entries open for Workplace Mental Health Award

The new Workplace Mental Health Award sponsored by The Cardinal Clinic and The Institute of Directors, and is supported by Brighter Berkshire. Enter now!

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Come along to our next event to launch Brighter Berkshire in Wokingham

Come along to our next event to launch Brighter Berkshire in Wokingham Come to this inaugural meeting with your ideas, suggestions and offers of help, to think about how we can support anyone in Wokingham who has ever been affected by mental ill health. That will be...
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Fundraising Update – £62,803!

Thank you to everyone who has contributed. So far we have raised an incredible £62,803.

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Your Pledges

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I pledge to create a book of puzzles to raise funds for mental health

I wish to compose 100 puzzles by December of varying types. I hope to collect these 100 puzzles together in a book to raise funds for mental health. I will research the methods of getting a book produced and find all the resources necessary to create it.

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I pledge to buy a T-Shirt to help promote Brighter Berkshire when I run

I pledge to buy a T-Shirt to help promote Brighter Berkshire when I run

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We pledge to promote creativity, build relationships, and battle stigma

We pledge to promote creativity, to build relationships, and to battle stigma. We hope that the young people and adults who join us, as audience members or participants in workshops, will be enriched, inspired and invigorated.

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I pledge to actively promote this fantastic initiative with a key focus on raising awareness and reducing stigma

Specifically, I pledge to lead, with the Borough’s excellent public health team, a commitment that there can be no public health without mental health across the council and ensure we have a Year of Mental Health that becomes a springboard for future action and endeavours.

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We’re happy to help facilitate the outcomes you’re seeking this year

“The world needs more Change Makers like the team at Brighter Berkshire!”

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We will continue to be an active core member of Brighter Berkshire and provide support for Brighter Berkshire activity

As a champion, we will continue to support the aims of Brighter Berkshire, at any meetings or events we attend where Mental Health issues are discussed or raised. Through the Healthwatch West Berkshire website, social media and all our communications we will publicise Brighter Berkshire, its events and news where possible.

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We pledge to support Brighter Berkshire

Mental health needs to be spoken about and we hope that students feel more comfortable in talking about mental health with their friends and staff.

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I pledge to speak up about mental health and get everyone else to do that same

Better to talk than feel alone. The world will be open enough to help others out and get others talking. Let’s get rid of the stigma that surrounds Mental Health and get it to be accepted as an illness like Physical Health

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We will provide free space to help promote BB with a pop up busk over the weekend of the 6th May

Our Pledge to Brighter Berkshire is to provide FREE space to help promote BB with a pop up busk over the weekend of the 6th May.
We really believe in supporting community enterprises as the community is at the heart of what we stand for as a shopping centre and we want to help more people in understanding mental health and also showcase the great work of Brighter Berkshire.

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I am holding free mental health events across Berkshire for Mental Health Awareness Week

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Prime Minister Theresa May Endorses Brighter Berkshire

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Year of Mental Health 2017

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