Event Write Ups
On World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2017, we joined the International Association for Suicide Prevention in their Cycle Around The Globe‘ challenge. Check out some pictures here
During the week of 5th – 13th August, Turbine House hosted a magnificent exhibit of local artists’ work all in aid of Brighter Berkshire and the Year of Mental Health.
Thank you to all those who performed and attended to make this a brilliant event.
“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!
We had a brilliant event with a fantastic turn out – thank you to everyone who attended! Click to read more about the day.
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.
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.
Newbury Liberal Democrat MP Candidate Supports Brighter Berkshire at Thinking Together Event Thatcham
On 18th May, Brighter Berkshire and Healthwatch West Berkshire brought together the community to discuss the successes and challenges of mental health in West Berkshire. Click to see more photos.
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.
While we played music for mental heath for the second day in a row in Broad Street Mall, both Reading MP Candidates popped in to show their support for the campaign and to speak to those who attended.
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.
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!
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.
On Saturday 25th March, Brighter Berkshire volunteers went to Newbury town centre to chat about mental health. Click to see photos!
33 Runners ran for Brighter Berkshire and Berkshire Community Foundation Year of Mental Health.
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...
Slough Labour MP Fiona McTaggart Speaks at International Women’s Day Lunch in Support of Brighter Berkshire
Berkshire Community Foundation hosted a Women's Lunch in Maidenhead to raise awareness of the Brighter Berkshire Campaign For International Women's Day. There was over 40 people who attended including the Mayor, and Slough MP. The auction raised money for...
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.
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.
Year of Mental Health 2017
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