Mental Health

Mental Health people to find out about services and activities which might be applicable to themselves or a family member or friend, before they need it. When you realise that 1 in 4 of the population experience a mental health problem at some time in their lives, it makes sense to have explored avenues of support and advice in order to be prepared should you need it at some point in the future.

 An imaginative series of relaxing, creative and informative workshops and alternative therapies were on offer, aimed at offering coping strategies designed to deal with the effects of the stresses and pressures of every day living. The Mayor and Mayoress of Windsor & Maidenhead visited Norden Farm and enjoyed a hour of relaxation techniques, before visiting the many information stands and creative workshops. Meanwhile the Deputy Mayor enjoyed Silversmithing, a fitness class and encouraged a group of mothers and toddlers creating Messy Art in the Attic at Windsor Arts Centre. Amongst the literature available were the new troubleshooters leaflets on stress and panic attacks produced by Mind. These and other Mind leaflets on a vast range of mental health problems are available. Information and literature was also available on a variety of self help initiatives, including counselor services, stress, depression, anxiety, family life, mens health, yoga, tai chi, fitness classes, alternative therapies including reiki, indian head massage, reflexology as well as mental health day centre schemes and other local services.

The art exhibitions on display from local schools and people who have experienced mental health problems were well received. The high standard of ceramics, silvers mithing and visual arts was remarked upon and some pieces were sold. As a result of the high level of interest, a gallery of artwork, some of which will be for sale will be appearing on this website in the near future. Please bookmark this page for reference. The series of one hour workshops offering relaxation techniques, caring for carers, eating to improve your mood, well being through relationships and talking therapies for depression, panic attacks and addiction were extremely popular. Due to demand plans are underway to repeat these in a series of health talks in Maidenhead and Windsor through the next 12 month.

Mental Health Promotion in East Berkshire can offer mental health awareness training, presentations and advice on all aspects of mental health. We work with schools, employers as well as voluntary and statutory agencies. With tips on how to keep yourself and your property safe Connexions. Direct can help you with information and advice on issues relating to health, housing, relationships with family and friends, your career and learning options, money, as well as letting  you know about activities you can get involved in.

Total care of the skin and body to ensure well being of the body and mind Fitness League. Offering a unique and effective exercise system within a network an arts organisation working in Oxfordshire and Berkshire with people with disabilities including those with identified mental health needs, physical and sensory impairments, learning difficulties and older hundreds of specially created online courses in computers, office skills and self development, designed so that you can learn at.

The technique of Reiki is simple and highly effective. The marvellous thing about Reiki is that anyone can learn it in just two days and it can be used for self-treatment as well as helping others.It is a great way to counteract stress and you only need to place your hands on yourself to start the process of the energy flowing. Reiki combines well with other complementary therapies such as reflexology.

The Trust (PCT) guides the work of GP practices and NHS dentists, provides services such as health visiting and district nursing and makes sure that hospital care and other specialist treatment are available.To encourage children of all ages to express themselves, by developing their imagination in playful ways. 

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