Re-shaping Reading’s Mental Health Services – Have your say

Article date
13 July 2016
Primary interest

We are reshaping mental health services in Reading and we want to hear from you to help us build the new model.

We are thinking about including a Recovery College in the new model, to help people gain new skills in order to live more fulfilling lives.  The Recovery College will provide a variety of courses co-designed and co-delivered by people with mental health issues and by mental health professionals. We want to know what courses you would like on a training programme and when and where you would want those delivered from.

A Reading Recovery College could include a Students’ Union, where people will be able to find additional social and welfare support. This could also be a place to get help at times of crisis.  The Students’ Union would be a shared area for socialising, for peer support, for sharing information and advice, and building new skills too.  We want to know what would make the Students’ Union a meaningful place for you to meet others and find help and support at difficult times.

We want to hear from you!  Tell us what you think by completing the on-line questionnaire at

The consultation will close on Tuesday 23rd August 2016.

If you would like to receive the questionnaire in hard copy or in a different format, please contact us at or on 0118 937 2383.

You can also give your views at one of our consultation meetings on Mental Health Community Support.

Thurs 21st July 12.30pm – New Directions, 330 Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DH

Tues 2nd August 2-4pm – Reading Your Way, 1A Rupert Square, Reading RG1 3HE

Mon 8th August 2-4pm – Council Chamber, Plaza West, Reading RG1 2LU


Sarah Morland

As RVA's Partnership Manager, I seek and develop cross-sector partnership opportunities, facilitating communications between the voluntary sector and statutory agencies. I give advice and support on: planning, developing and promoting services and measuring impact.