Brighter Berkshire Events

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.

Brighter Bike Ride

Brighter Bike Ride

Join Brighter Berkshire in our bid to be the largest single team in one day in the UK to contribute to the ‘Cycle Around The Globe‘ challenge for World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September 2017. 

Cycling is a great way to good mental health and we are joining the International Association for Suicide Prevention to cycle as many miles as we can to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
It’s a great way for your work team, school friends, social group, anyone to come together locally and raise awareness and to also make a contribution to the global effort being made to reduce suicide.
You can do as little or as much as you feel able; outdoors, in a gym, or in your house, just let us know how many miles you would like to do and we will add it to the team count.
Mental Health in Primary Schools – 14th September

Mental Health in Primary Schools – 14th September

Join us to discuss mental wellbeing in primary schools. Emotional health and wellbeing of children is of such high importance and therefore so are the root causes for mental health issues, spotting signs early and early service provision.

We want to know what each area in Berkshire is doing, commend and share some of the great things happening and examine what we can improve together. 

We will look at examples that have good evidence of success, programmes that includes the whole system for the child (including teacher and parental engagement for example), and initiatives that are sustainable; to help really make a long term impact.

> More information and register for your place

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Song Competition & Variety Evening on World Mental Health Day – 10th October

Song Competition & Variety Evening on World Mental Health Day – 10th October

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.

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World’s Largest International Mental Health Lesson – 10th October

World’s Largest International Mental Health Lesson – 10th October

Spectrum are hosting the World’s Largest International Mental Health Lesson on World Mental Health Day. 

Spectrum is a Berkshire wide community led group founded by Shamyla and made up of a core team of Reading University students driven to connect the world on World Mental Health Day and raise awareness of common mental health conditions, break stigma and educate students from Year 6 to Year 11 on mental health. This is increasingly important because of the rise of young people suffering with mental/emotional distress with more students resulting in self-harm type behaviours as a means to cope. We are doing this in partnership with Brighter Berkshire; a community led mental health campaign. Spectrum is being supported by Bracknell Forest Public Health, Reading FC, Senior NHS clinicians and other organisations. This event is open to schools across Berkshire.

The lesson will focus on depression, anxiety, resilience, self-harm, eating disorders, male mental health and suicide. With a focus on; top tips for mental wellbeing, coping strategies to manage stress and adversities, self-help and how to support someone with mental/emotional distress.

> Find more information and register for your tickets

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Mental Health Starts in the Womb – 9th November

Mental Health Starts in the Womb – 9th November

The Pavilion, 143-145 Oxford Rd, Reading RG1 7UY

Laying the Foundations for Family Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Come to this insightful conference day followed by workshops focusing on how we can all work together to improve emotional wellbeing for every family from the beginnings of pregnancy.

We aim to raise the awareness of professionals working with parents and parents themselves of the importance of foetal development in the 9 months of pregnancy and infant development in the first few years of life. We want to promote family friendly policies and practice around pregnancy, birth and first two years of life for the wellbeing of all. The conference is open to everyone interested in parenting as well as foetal and infant development.

>You can buy tickets for Mental Health Starts in the Womb conference here.

>More information including; the programme for the day, speakers and register to attend

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