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Substance Misuse

This advice and guidance page looks at substance abuse and the organisations that are available nationwide and locally to support individuals and families. Updated June 2019

Drug and Alcohol Support

There are a number of organisations offering support to people who misuse drugs and/or alcohol and those who are affected by this addiction. Click here for further information about local drug and alcohol services. Click on the services listed on this page to find out about…

Addiction - information page from the NHS

Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity, such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school. There's no single reason why addictions develop. Some…

Healthy Lifestyle (Caring in Reading Information Pack)

A healthy lifestyle can contribute to emotional wellbeing. Click on the linked services on this page to find out more. Last updated June 2019

Suicide Prevention - information page

Suicide is not inevitable. Preventing suicides is a complex and challenging issue, but there are effective solutions for many of the individual factors which contribute towards the risk of suicide. If you are concerned about someone you think may be at risk or is vulnerable,…

Tuberculosis Infection - what you need to know

What is Sleeping Tuberculosis?    Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious but treatable disease –TB incidence in Reading has doubled from 20 per 100,000 populations in 1999 to 41.4 per 100,000 in 2013 and has continued to increase.  Three-quarters of all cases occur in people born outside of…

Mental Health - access to support and help (and factsheet)

Information & support for people living with a mental health problem and their carers When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues - is vital.…

Mental Health - with fact-sheet for local services

What is mental health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health problems are very common and there is…
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