NHS Services

New ME Service 
Feedback from a group member is that there is a new ME service in Berkshire. Those in Berkshire West are being offered individual psychological therapy for 11 weeks or group therapy depending on their need.  It is CBT and looking at pacing and help with sleep, at Berkshire Health Care Clinic, Erleigh Rd, Reading. Another group member has been told by her GP that this service is available for housebound in their own home. Those in Berkshire East are offered group support offering psychological therapy, also with support from a physiotherapist within the group and advice on sleep. Referral is through the GP.

Talking Therapies 

Problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias are very common. Talking Therapies is a friendly and approachable service that helps people with these problems. We are here to help adults aged 18+ from Berkshire and we have a team of advisors and therapists who can help you to overcome life’s difficulties and problems and manage them better. You can contact us directly or ask your GP or healthcare Professional to refer you. Talking Therapies is able to offer a variety of treatments to help overcome problems such as anxiety, depression, stress and phobias. Here you will find more information about what to expect from Talking Therapies, the treatments available and how to access this service.

Tel: 0300 3652000

Online Programme

Expert Patients Programme Online is a free six-week self-management course for people living with long-term health conditions or disabilities. The course has had good reports from people living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. 

Participants join a small online group which all begin the programme at the same time, then they access the course over the six weeks looking at topics such as managing tiredness and pain, coping with feelings of depression, relaxation techniques, healthy eating, action planning and problem solving and communication skills. 
Each participant is given a user name and is able to interact safely with other participants through discussion boards as people move through the topics. There is the flexibility of logging on each week at a time that suits, rather than missing a week if your health dips during it. 
If you are interested in getting more information or booking a place please call our Freephone number: 0800 988 5520 to talk to one of our team. 

All places are FREE! Full details are available from:

Disclaimer: - Posted links are for awareness purposes only. Our intention is to support individuals in making informed decisions. Treatments are not necessarily advocated by the Group and are tried at the individual’s own risk.

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