Don’t miss out on Mental Health First Aid course in Reading

We still have places available on the first of our free Mental Health First Aid courses to help parents and carers support children and young people on the autism spectrum facing mental health issues.

The two-day course, for parents and carers who live in the Borough of Reading, will take place at Autism Berkshire’s office in Richfield Place, Reading, on Wednesday, November 9, and Thursday, November 10.

It will provide information about mental health and how to spot signs of problems, explain techniques to deal with moments of difficulty on a first aid basis, where to turn for support and how to assist recovery.

Participants need to be able to attend both days of the course, which is led by a qualified instructor from Mental Health First Aid England. The sessions will run from 9am to 5pm on both days.

A course for parents and carers living in West Berkshire will take place on Monday, March 13, and Tuesday, March 14, next year at Hungerford Youth & Community Centre. Anyone who would like to register an interest in attending should contact the Autism Berkshire office using the details below.

Due to funding rules, these courses are currently only available to parents and carers living in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.

Course dates for Wokingham are being arranged.

Click here for more information and to book places or call the Autism Berkshire office on 01189 594 594 or email

The courses are funded by the Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups federation as part of the CAMHS Local Transformation Plan.