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 young people talking about mental health and wellbeing, with a wonderful presentation from Pete Doyle speaking on the importance of music and mental health. We heard how Reading College students had been engaging in conversations around mental health whilst completing their graphic design project and Sir John Madejski congratulated the students and shared his passion for supporting young people and their mental wellbeing.

Event Feedback 

Mental Health P3 came into our school and spoke with students and staff about mental health from her own experience – our students were inspired – great – very powerful

moving, inspirational, successful

Just gather the momentum and move forward. Get the various charities talking between themselves and co-operating

Wonderful initiative. Very well organised and presented

Organise more vents like this on a regular basis, and other events to engage the community

Wonderful initiative. Very well organised and presented

I think the ‘nuts + bolts’ need to be put in place, it needs a structure and a lead to drive it forward. I see BB as the umbrella org with charities and community groups delivering the initiatives.

As a person with mental illness, I am very moved to see how many people and organisations want to work together to make a difference

More counties to spread the word. + Thank you

Extremely well – talkes, videos, music/variety

Continue to provide information, regular email updates and communications to enable us to help and volunteer

Good. Impressed by number of attendess and range + scope of presentations. Some good partnerships already established