No5 offers a free and confidential counselling service to young people aged 10-25, and individuals over 25 who have a link with a young person in Reading, For example Parents, Carers, Teachers and Youth Workers.
We have two large and six small rooms available to hire for one to one counselling; group counselling; supervision or peer group work.
No5 was established in 1971 with the following purpose:
“To relieve and prevent suffering caused by mental or physical ill health or by social or economic circumstances amongst young people regardless of race, colour or creed by establishing, maintaining and developing a counselling service in Reading and the surrounding area for the giving of individual or group counselling and practical advice.”
According to the charity’s 2014/15 Annual Report “Although we realise the language is a little out of date we are proud that this still remains our purpose today”.