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Community Connectors is a service for people in East Berkshire and is part of the Mental Health Integrated Community Service (MHICS).

All of us are faced with ups, downs and difficult challenges: We understand that when you are struggling, you may be feeling unmotivated, overwhelmed and need some encouragement and support. As Community Connectors, we have expert knowledge of our local area and can work together with you to access the local support that you need right now.

Who is this suitable for?

We are part of a multi-disciplinary team of mental health specialists, working with our colleagues employed by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to support anyone who is over 18 and experiencing significant mental health problems that are impacting your life and wellbeing.

What can I expect?

At your first appointment, we will discuss what is going on for you so we can understand your needs and will work with you to plan how we can help. This may include supporting you to access practical advice, guidance and, if required, connect you to other services and/or treatments in the community that can help you achieve your goals.

What kind of support is available?

  • Information and guidance around emotional and physical wellbeing
  • More time to help make sense of difficulties
  • Practical support to access community resources
  • Brief interventions around ways of coping with stress and anxiety
  • Access to a mental health pharmacist from Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, to help with medication issues
  • Links to other mental health services and providers of therapy
  • Links to local services, charities and organisations, such as drug and alcohol services, housing, finance, Citizens Advice
  • Support with employment


There is no charge for this service.

How can I access this service?

To be able to access our service, you must be registered at one of the following GP surgeries:


  • Ascot Medical Centre
  • Green Meadows Surgery
  • Kings Corner Surgery
  • Magnolia House Surgery



  • Binfield Surgery
  • Crownwood Medical Centre
  • Easthampstead Surgery
  • Evergreen Practice
  • Forest Health Group
  • Great Hollands Practice
  • Heath Hill Surgery
  • Ringmead Medical Practice
  • The Gainsborough Practice
  • The Sandhurst Group Practice
  • The Waterfield Practice



  • Claremont Holyport Surgery
  • Cookham Medical Centre
  • Cordwallis Road Surgery
  • Linden Medical Centre
  • Redwood House Surgery
  • Rosemead Surgery
  • Ross Road Medical Centre
  • The Cedars Surgery
  • The Symons Medical Centre
  • Woodlands Park Surgery



  • Bharani Medical Centre
  • Cippenham Surgery
  • Crosby House Surgery
  • Dr Sharma’s Surgery
  • Farnham Road Practice
  • Herschel Medical Centre
  • Kumar Medical Centre
  • Langley Health Centre
  • Manor Park Medical Centre
  • Ragstone Road Surgery
  • Shreeji Medical Centre
  • The Chapel Medical Centre
  • The Orchard Surgery
  • The Village Medical Centre
  • Wexham Road Surgery



  • Clarence Medical Centre
  • Datchet Health Centre
  • Lee House Surgery
  • Runnymede Medical Centre
  • Sheet Street Surgery
  • South Meadow Surgery


If you are registered at one of the services above:

  1. Your GP or Practice Nurse will refer you to the MHICS team.
  2. The MHICS administrator or other member of the team will contact you to offer you an appointment with a mental health practitioner, probably by phone or a secure video call.
  3. They will work with you to identify what the best support is for you.

“Thank you for everything. I will continue to take positive steps and thanks to you I now have the resources to do just that. You have made a positive impact on my life.”

If you feel you require any support to access this service, for example hearing loop, translator or mobility aids, please call 01494 463364 or email [email protected] and we will get back to you to discuss your individual needs.

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