Newbury Walk & Talk Mental Health 25th March

Newbury Walk & Talk Mental Health 25th March 2017 75% of people we spoke to knew someone who has struggled or is struggling with their mental health. Only 35% of people already knew it was the Year of Mental Health.   Volunteers chat about mental health...

Reading Event 16th March

Reading Event 16th March 2017 Thank you again to everyone who came along to our launch of the partnership between Berkshire Community Foundation and Brighter Berkshire in the year of mental health. We launched our Brighter Berkshire Song Writing Competition, to get...

International Women’s Day with ACRE and Utulivu Women’s Group

In March, Brighter Berkshire (represented by Anne-Marie Gawen) attended the International Women’s Day Conference in Reading, organised by ACRE (Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality) and Utulivu Women’s Group.
The conference was a positive bringing together of a lot of knowledge and expertise in many different areas – many of which involve issues unique to women as well as ones which involve both men and women.

Newbury Planning Event

A planning event for Brighter Berkshire was held in Newbury Rugby Club on 16th December to understand more what might be possible over the Year of Mental Health and what is the level of ambition for the year. Almost 70 people turned up for the event from across Berkshire with every Council area represented. There are already groups of people coming together in Art, Music, Sport, Education, Literature, and Business putting in place activities and events for the year.