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  • World Breastfeeding Week
    6 August 2020

    To mark World Breastfeeding Week (1 – 7 August 2020), here are some resources from Brighter Futures for Children and Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust offering advice and sources of support. Slides from Brighter Futures for Children for World Breastfeeding Week, covering: Accessing support Breastfeeding with Covid-19 Breastfeeding and diet Expressing for premature babies People’s stories Breastfeeding helpline Download the presentation here. Fact sheets ...

  • New online support network for children and young people struggling with mental health difficulties
    5 August 2020

    The youth counselling service Kooth will now complement a range of other mental health support packages provided for youngsters across Berkshire West. It’s primarily aimed at dealing with issues around Covid but will play a key role in supporting the young people re-adjust to life post-Covid. Kooth provides a seven day a week online platform with ...

  • Babies and children under 3 years should NOT wear face coverings
    5 August 2020

    Health officials are warning that babies and children under the age of three must not wear masks or face coverings as they pose serious risks of choking and suffocation. The Government introduced new rules on face masks in public places last month but, following the news that some shops were selling masks for very young children, ...

  • Community groups – have your say on Berkshire West health and wellbeing strategy – deadline 7 August 2020
    3 August 2020

    A Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is being developed for Berkshire West. This will be a 10- year strategy and will set the direction for council and health services over this time period. West Berkshire Council are keen to hear from vulnerable and hard to reach groups in order to gain a broad idea of what ...

  • Reading Family Aid launch Summer Toy Project
    28 July 2020

    Article updated on 22 July with further instructions on the donation process – see below Most children have been away from school for many, many weeks and parents are running out of things for them to do. For many disadvantaged families in Reading this has been particularly stressful and it isn’t likely to improve soon. In ...

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