Check out our Brighter Berkshire events below and you can also see events going on within the Berkshire community here.

If you missed an event and would like to see how it went, you can see our event summaries here.

Upcoming Brighter Berkshire Events

20th July, 9.30am – 12.30pm – Brighter Berkshire Wokingham Inaugural Meeting

Wokingham are getting ready to launch Brighter Berkshire!!
Come along with your ideas of how to improve the lives of people who have encountered mental health problems, as well as to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.
We would love people from all walks of life to attend – businesses, organisations, services, from the world of art, theatre, music, literature, as well as practical help with venues, refreshments, expenses.
When: Thursday 20th July 9.30am
Where: Conference Room, Loddon Valley Leisure Centre, Rushey Way, Lower Earley,Berkshire RG6 4GD
Bring: – Ideas, passion and humour – let’s make Wokingham abetter place for all those touched by mental illness

Click here for more information and to sign up to attend or you can email Anne-Marie

 10th October – World Mental Health Day

We will be hosting out Secondary School Song Writing Competition Final in Reading Town Hall on World Mental Health Day.

This event promises to be an amazing way to celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October with the final of a secondary school song writing competition across Berkshire. We hope there will be at least 9 finalists, other performances and stories to share on the night linked with mental health.

Click here for more information and to sign up to attend.

Other events/activities we are planning:

  • 16th December – Planning Meeting for Brighter Berkshire – attended by 70 people
  • 16th January – BBC Radio Berkshire Radio show – Launch of Brighter Berkshire – listen again here 
  • 20th February – BBC Radio Berkshire show – Mental Health First Aid – Listen again here 
  • 22 February – Logo Design Project Kick Off – Reading College – attended by 40 students
  • 10th March – International Women’s Day Lunch with Berkshire Community Foundation – Maidenhead – attended by 40 people
  • 16th March – Event – Green Park, Reading – Launch of partnership with Berkshire Community Foundation – attended by 110 people
  • 19th March – Reading Half Marathon with Berkshire Community Foundation – 33 runners for year of mental health
  • 20th March – BBC Radio Berkshire show – Children and Young People – Listen again here
  • 25th March – Walk and Talk Mental Health – Newbury – 20 volunteers attended
  • 29th March Bracknell-Forest event – Children and Young People – attended by 80 people
  • 30th March – Health & Wellbeing Board – Newbury with Richard Benyon MP
  • 23rd April – BBC Radio Berkshire show – Sport and Mental Health
  • 6th May – Walk and Talk Mental Health – Reading
  • 12th May – Reading – Posh Curry fundraiser night
  • Late May – linked to Drugs and Alcohol – Maidenhead
  • June – Exploring mental health funding – Maidenhead
  • June/July – Reading Fringe Festival – OBO piece
  • August – Reading – Exhibition for 2 weeks in Turbine room
  • June – Reading – Entric bike ride to Bath fundraiser
  • 30th September – Concert
  • October – Brighter Berkshire Bike Ride
  • Sept/October – Brighter Berkshire Fest – Slough
  • 10th October – Secondary School song writing competition final – Reading Town Hall –
  • November – Brighter Book Signing event
  • December – Newbury event and awards


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