Anxious? Sad? Depressed? Isolated? Don’t suffer alone, come along and make new friends who understand how you’re feeling. We have speakers and demonstrations on subjects surrounding depression and anxiety as well as group discussions and a chance to share with friendly, non-judgemental peers.
Our meetings are free and there is no need to book – you can just turn up. Don’t worry if you’re feeling shy – everyone is welcome and you can join in as much or as little as you wish.
Depression Xpression was set up in 2014 when a number of people living with depression got together to form a support group. They recognised a need for a group that anyone in the community with mental health issues could attend without the need for referral or booking. Many of our volunteers are people who joined the group and now feel ready to give something back.
Our activities are user-led and we obtain feedback from our users through both formal and informal methods. We are always ready to listen to our users and to make changes as necessary to maximise their benefit from our service.
We have strong links with other community organisations in the area. We keep in touch with the local council and local volunteer action group to learn about other initiatives that align with our aims. We are also in touch with local GPs and social prescribing practitioners.
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Service access criteria:
Only available in Reading/ Wokingham
Key words - separate with a comma:
Befriending, Social, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety