Friends in Need
Welcome to Friends in Need, East Berkshire (covering Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead, Bracknell and Slough) and Buckinghamshire.
We are a friendly peer support group who want to help you to manage your depression and anxiety by inviting you to try our uplifting, fun and free of charge activities. Come and feel supported whilst having a chat and a cuppa with others who understand how you might be feeling.
To join us or to find out more about our Friends in Need service in your area, please call or email us:
Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead: please email [email protected] Tel: 07496 874882
Bracknell: please email [email protected] Tel: 07914 669430
Slough: please email [email protected] Tel: 07950 303832
Buckinghamshire: please email [email protected] Tel: 07914 669438
We understand that you may feel apprehensive before meeting others in the group and we may be able to meet you individually for a chat beforehand. You will be asked to complete our Welcome Form and we will check that our group is the right support for you.
Some of our activities include:
- Local walks and picnics
- Arts and crafts
- Yoga, tai chi and Zumba with Sport in Mind
- A gardening project
- Social evenings eg pub quizzes, games nights, music nights, cinema nights and meals out together
- Mindfulness for deep relaxation
- Summer trips to the seaside
- Guest speakers to help us in our journey to recovery
- Bowling and cinema trips
- Monthly day trips to local attractions such as museums, historic buildings and temples
- Photography walks
- Mind the Note (singing group)
- Learning how to use technology for our wellbeing with Discovery 3
We are looking forward to meeting you, welcoming you and hearing about any activities that you would like to see on our timetable.
At Friends in Need, we know how important the five ways to wellbeing are to help us to feel better. Our Growing Your Wellbeing opportunity really encapsulates each of the five ways (to give; to connect; to learn; to be active; to notice) through horticulture in a lovely environment at the Jealotts Hill Community Landshare with others who know how it feels to have low mood. We aim to help you improve your mood by connecting both with others and nature itself. To view a short video clip about Growing Your Wellbeing, please click here
You can view our timetables for East Berkshire by clicking on the buttons below:Bracknell – January 2019 Timetable Slough – January 2019 Timetable Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead – January 2019 Timetable
You can view our timetables for Buckinghamshire by clicking on the buttons below:Buckinghamshire – January 2019 Timetable