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Berkshire West Breathing Space

Based in:

27-29 Friar Street,

Every Fri – Mon evening, 5-11pm, including bank holidays

Mobile: 0756 678 3154

Services offered:

  • Crisis Support
  • Individually tailored one-to-one support
  • Peer support
  • Safe Space
  • Volunteering

Project Manager: Caz Hedges
Operations and Development Manager: Andrew Farquhar

Please note this service is not currently operational but will be opening in the coming months.


Making a referral to Berkshire West Breathing Space

If you are a member of the public looking to access Berkshire West Breathing Space for support please contact us directly by email at or call us on 0756 678 3154.

If you are a professional looking to refer a person to the service please fill in the referral form at the bottom of the page.

About the service

The Berkshire West Breathing Space service is a safe, welcoming and supportive space for anybody aged over 18 experiencing emotional distress and struggling to cope. Whatever the reason for you feeling distressed or in crisis – we’re here to help you.

We are available to provide support every Friday to Monday evening, from 5pm until 11pm. You can access Breathing Space in person at our central Reading hub, online via video chat, or on the phone.
You can talk to our staff about how you’re feeling and what is concerning you. We’ll listen to you, and help you to develop a plan to stay safe and well, including coping strategies. We’ll also help you to navigate local services and opportunities that can provide further help and support.

You can also talk to our volunteer peer supporters, who have all had their own experiences of mental health crisis, and have a real understanding of what it’s like.

If you’d like to, you can also just sit in the Breathing Space hub and enjoy a break from the outside world. It’s a comfortable space to relax, and refreshments are available.

Please call or text us if you would like to access support from Breathing Space, or if you would like to refer someone for support.

Berkshire West Breathing Space Feedback Survey

Click here to submit feedback on the Berkshire West Breathing Space service