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  • Kooth: new online counselling service for young people in our area
    16 July 2020

    Berkshire West CCG, Wokingham LA, West Berkshire LA and Brighter Futures for Children have jointly commissioned the online counselling service Kooth, a service delivered by XenZone. Kooth will now be an integral component of Berkshire West’s mental health provision offering digital counselling and emotional wellbeing service for young people and young adults. For a brief video ...

  • Digital skills for the Covid-19 economy: free Microsoft training via LinkedIn
    16 July 2020

    Microsoft has launched an initiative to provide free training to provide 25 million people with the digital skills required in the Covid-19 economy. The worldwide project provides free access to content in LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn and the GitHub Learning Lab. Training is offered in 10 areas, ranging from software developer to digital marketer or graphic designer ...

  • Detached Youth Team summer programme
    14 July 2020

    Detached Youth Team summer programme The Detached Youth Work Team from Brighter Futures for Children will be out and about across Reading from Monday 20 July to Friday 4 September 2020. Download a leaflet with further details here. Further information If you have any questions  please contact the Youth Service on 0118 937 6545 or email

  • Compass Recovery College summer activities
    3 July 2020

    Compass Recovery College are putting together a range of activities for the summer. The overarching aim will be to support students to get outside and feel comfortable doing so. They will abide by social distancing by having small groups and appropriate equipment. Summer activities – programme to follow soon: Yoga on line starting in August for 6 ...

  • Covid-19 psychological first aid training
    3 July 2020

    Get psychological first aid training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of Covid-19 A free course has been produced by Public Health England and is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners. It is aimed at frontline workers and volunteers dealing with the public ...

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