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Talkback - Think, Feel, Belong - Social Group for people with SEND

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

Following the government’s latest advice on social distancing, Talkback have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend its direct face to face services, however we are still operating, please see the attached leaflet (Talkback Coronavirus - COVID 19 UPDATE) for further information.

Think, Feel, Belong has been created for people with learning disabilities and/or autism who have wellbeing and/or mental health needs, are socially isolated, at risk of crisis, or are otherwise vulnerable. The project includes:

Drop in: This is a fun social group to increase a person’s support network. Each week there will be the opportunity to take part in 30 minute mini-workshops in self-advocacy skills, mindfulness, relationships and emotional literacy skills, keeping safe in the community, confidence building and more.

See flyer

To make a referral or for more information, please contact Yvette Toome Project worker:  07419 988994                                        

AlternateTuesday 2:00-4:00pm New Directions South Reading Centre 330 Northumberland Avenue Whitley RG2 8DH



Who to contact

Contact Name
Yvette Toome
07419 988994
01494 434448 Talkback office

Where to go

New Directions South Reading Centre
Northumberland Avenue

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Alternate Tuesdays
Time of day
Session Information

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?


Referral Details

To make a referral or for more information, please contact Sue Pigott

07912 732362 / 

0r Talkback office 01494 434448

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