Adult mental health

Mental health problems

Common problems can be:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • phobias
  • panic disorders

More complex problems include:

  • schizophrenia
  • bi-polar disorder
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • anorexia
  • personality disorder

Untreated mental health conditions can lead to activities or behaviours that are physically harmful such as self harm, physical neglect, alcohol and drug use or suicide.

Anyone concerned about their mental health should contact their GP, who may then make a referral to specialist mental health support services.

Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy 2013 to 2018

The Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy describes how Bracknell Forest council, local NHS and other partners will work together to meet the needs of people who need support with their mental health.

The Bracknell Forest 'Healthy Minds Strategy' considers what local people need as well as thinking about what national strategies and policies say is important.

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More support for adult mental health

Public health portal

Our public health portal has lots of advice and help for the mental wellbeing of adults.

There's also statistics and information for professionals on the mental health page

Books on prescription

The Books on Prescription scheme is being run by Bracknell library in conjunction with GP practices to help people with common mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, phobias and eating disorders to find out more and develop strategies to manage the conditions.

For more information phone Bracknell Library on 01344 423149.

Cruse bereavement service

Cruse help with support, counselling, education, advice and information on bereavement issues.

Counsellors are available by phone on 01344 411919 or email at