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Brighter Berkshire Comedy Night

“What’s the Game?! Improv” the home of comedy improvisation in Berkshire, presented a night of hilarious sketches, stories, songs and more all in aid of Brighter Berkshire, raising awareness of mental health issues.

Thanks to all those who came along to make this a great night!

NHS Berkshire East CCG Community Partnership Forum

The Community Partnership Forum brings together community and patient representatives across the three CCGs of East Berkshire to share information and discuss issues relevant to local health. We gave an update on what we did including our West Berkshire video.

Walk and Talk for Mental Health in Reading

On Saturday 6th May, a huge group of Brighter Berkshire volunteers headed out to Reading town centre to spread the Brighter Berkshire message. It was an extremely successful day talking to local shoppers and business owners about our cause.

Busking in Broad Street Mall Reading

As part of our Reading Walk and Talk Event, on Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May Brighter Berkshire and Gig Rooms invited local musicians to busk in Broad Street Mall to support local mental health.

Reading Flash Mob

As part of our Reading Walk and Talk weekend, a brilliant group of volunteers organised and performed a flashmob for Brighter Berkshire in Reading city centre. Click to see the videos!

Bracknell Forest Mental Health Event

On 29th March, Brighter Berkshire and Bracknell Forest Public Health held an event to showcase all the brilliant things happening within the Bracknell Forest area to help your mental health. Click to see more photos of this event.

Newbury Walk & Talk Mental Health

On Saturday 25th March, Brighter Berkshire volunteers went to Newbury town centre to chat about mental health. Click to see photos!

Reading Half Marathon

33 Runners ran for Brighter Berkshire and Berkshire Community Foundation Year of Mental Health.

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.

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