Support & Advice Following the Events in Forbury Gardens

Support & Advice Following the Events in Forbury Gardens

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends, after the tragic incident in Forbury Gardens on Saturday.

Reading is a wonderful, diverse community and we all need to come together to get through this terrible tragedy

We Are Here To Help You

If you are worried or anxious, please email and a Caseworker will call you to talk.

If you experience any Hate Crime or Discrimination, call 111 to report it to the police

Be careful using social media right now, as you may invite unwanted responses.

Mental Health Support & Resources


GP - For many, our local GP practice is the first place we go when we're unwell (known as primary care). Your doctor is there to help you with your mental health as well as your physical health.

Talking therapies - offer FREE NHS primary care mental health service for people with common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, worry, stress, sleep problems etc. You can contact the team if you have any questions about your referral or our services on 0300 365 2000 or

Common Point of Entry - If Require support for more severe or enduring difficulties or need the support of a specialist mental health team. You will be able to speak with a mental health practitioner who will direct you to the right service, including support from our Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team on 0300 365 0300


Everymind Matter - gives simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better.

CNTW NHS – offers a range of free self help materials. Ranging from abuse, depression, Stress to PTSD.

If need urgent help / In crisis

If you are distressed or experiencing feelings of hopelessness and feel you are no longer able to cope or keep yourself self-safe – get help now.

Speak to the Samaritans
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. They are free to call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call them on 116 123.

Mental Health Crisis Team
If you live within the Berkshire need urgent help, but it's not an emergency, you can call our Mental Health Crisis Team on 0300 365 0300