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Wellbeing for Slough

This new directory of local services run allows you to discover health, wellbeing, social activities, and services in and around Slough (or online), all in one place. You can use the searchable map to find activities and resources in your area.

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SANEline is a national out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends, and Carers. The helpline is open every day of the year from 4pm to 10pm on 0300 304 7000. You can also email if you prefer to write.

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Slough Treatment Advice and Recovery Team (START)

The Slough Treatment Advice and Recovery Team (START) is a free, confidential service for anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use, run by the national charity Turning Point. Whether you need intensive support or just brief advice, START can support you. Call the helpline on 01753 692548 or email

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Support U

Local LGBTQ+ mental health support service including helpline, monthly meet-ups, 1:1 counselling, support for domestic abuse, and more. The service is based in Reading but open to all in the Thames Valley. The helpline is available on 0118 321 9111 from 10am-7pm Mon-Fri.

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The Samaritans offer a national, free, confidential emotional support service for anyone struggling. You can call on 116 123 at any time, or email if you would prefer to write.

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The Mix

Free, confidential support for under 25s, via a helpline, live chat, support groups, and more. Support is offered for whatever challenges you are facing. You can call the helpline on 0808 808 4994 from 3pm to 12am every day, or text THEMIX to 85258.

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Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink offers advice and information on wide range of issues including community care, welfare benefits, medication, debt and carers rights. There are also mental health and Carers support groups available around the country. You can call them on 0808 801 0525 (Mon-Fri 1pm-4pm)

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Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

For men in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who
need to talk or find information and support. You can call the CALM UK helpline on 0800 58 58 58, 5pm-midnight, 365 days a year.


East Berkshire Safe Haven

Safe Haven is a physical place that you can attend to receive emotional support and information if you are in crisis or feel you are heading toward a crisis situation. This is a non-judgemental, welcoming walk-in service open Thurs – Sun from 5 – 11pm at 54 High Street in Slough, SL1 1EL. You can self-refer by just walking in. They also offer telephone support on 07790 772 863 as well as online support.

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Public Health Slough

Our friends at Public Health Slough offer a wide range of services including health checks, smoking cessation, sexual health advice, dietary help, and many more wellness opportunities. You can also learn how to set SMARTER goals and find exercise classes near you.

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Reading Friends

Reading Friends is a friendly, informal social reading programme that helps to start conversations and connect people who are isolated. It brings people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. They use reading – everything from newspapers to books to adverts – to get people chatting!

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Reading Well

Reading Well supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing through helpful reading. Topics include mental health wellbeing, support for children and young people, and more. You can visit your local library to request one of the five titles in the series, and many are also available as e-books or audiobooks.

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Slough Outreach

Slough Outreach offers support for vulnerable people, including the homeless and those with complex needs. As well as providing meals and food for those in need, they can also help people to access advocacy services and medical support. You can offer support by volunteering or donating food. Please visit this page for more information on how to get involved or ask for support.

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Health and Wellbeing Slough

Bringing together Slough Borough Council with some NHS services, HWS unites a wide range of support in one place, so that Slough residents can have easy access to the services and information that they want, such as stopping smoking, improving wellbeing, and learning about local opportunities. During lockdown, they have been running virtual exercise classes and much more.

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One Slough

Created by the Slough Council for Voluntary Services and Slough Borough Council, One Slough has been bringing the community together to support each other over lockdown. The support they provide involves delivering food and prescriptions, as well as signposting to other services where appropriate.

You can become a community champion and help others by clicking here, or you can request support from the One Slough team by clicking here.

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BRAVE YouTube Channel

Our BRAVE programme, which supports those with experience of domestic abuse, has recently launched a YouTube channel to provide some examples of the helpful exercises and supportive content that group members can hope to experience within the programme.

You can also click here to learn more about BRAVE. The service is available for everyone living in and registered with a GP in Berkshire, but we would encourage everyone to view these videos.

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Slough Carers Support

Slough Carers Support service provides a range of support to carers including groups, forums, newsletter, training, information and events.

They can also talk to you in confidence and help link you into local support. You can also register with them as a carer. This means you will be kept informed about what is going on locally through the Carers’ newsletter as well as receive carer discount vouchers.

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Slough CVS

Slough CVS exists to improve the quality of life of people in Slough and make a positive difference in our community.

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Active Slough

The Active Slough team aim to be the inspiration behind a healthier lifestyle for the local community through supporting local sports clubs, organisations and groups in delivering local sport and physical activities for all ages across the town. Our aim is to aid the development and enhancement of new and fun play, sport and physical activity opportunities all over Slough.

Active Slough run a wide range of sport and physical activity sessions including football, dance, yoga, seated exercises, boxercise, cricket and many more, in partnership with clubs and organisations across the borough.

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Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is an independent Berkshire charity that provides fun, weekly sport and physical activity sessions, to improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems.

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Art Beyond Belief

Art Beyond Belief’s Looking Glass and Curator programmes are a unique blend of art, study, graphics, photography, discussion and philosophy to get you thinking and talking about your own and others’ perspectives. Work on iPads and laptops – no experience needed.

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