Ready Friends June Befriending Forum

More than 30 participants joined the first ever Zoom-hosted Befriending Forum on 18 June, from across the
Reading voluntary and community sector, Reading Borough Council, Berkshire Healthcare
(BFHT), local business and Bradford University.

The event was themed around the mental health needs of local people, especially during lockdown and opened with a presentation from James Momoh from Talking Therapies at Berkshire Healthcare (BFHT), followed by a Q&A.

The event also included discussions around the needs of local communities and of the groups that support them and information on new and existing services as well as forthcoming events.

Feedback on the different sessions was very positive and many of the participants hadn’t previously attended a Befriending Forum.

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