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Primary Mental Health Workers

Primary Mental Health Workers work within Brighter Futures for Children's Education Department. They support children and young people where a concern has been identified around mental health issues such as low mood, self-harm, anxiety, challenging behaviour, aggression, attachment difficulties, school phobias and emotion regulation. This might include assessment, time-limited support and counselling.

Primary Mental Health Workers work with children and young people aged between 4 and 18 years, including those with any special educational needs or disability.

Who to contact

0118 937 3641 - Children's Single Point of Access
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Concerned about a child
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Children's Single Point of Access (CSPoA)
Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) ~ Early Help Services

Where to go

Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices
Bridge Street

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Primary Mental Health workers are part of the Children's Action Team service and can be accessed via children's single point of access

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.