Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) is a specialist mental health and community health services Trust. BHFT operate from more than 100 sites across the county including community hospitals clinics and GP practices. Adult Mental Health Services across Berkshire are provided through Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), inpatient services and Crisis and Home Treatment Services. The vast majority of the people we care for are supported in their own homes, and given skills to manage their own health conditions to promote independence and dignity, but we also have 171 inpatient beds.
Working in partnership with patients and their families is extremely important to us as this helps us to provide the best care in the right place. BHFT is a member of the Triangle of Care initiative, which is a set of standards ensuring that family, friends and carers are included and supported by Health and Social Care services, and which emphasises the need for better involvement of carers and families in the care planning and treatment of people with mental ill health.
The support available to carers differs slightly in each of the localities of BHFT, but useful information can be found at: www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk
You can also access information through the CMHT in your area. These are:
Slough 01753 690 950
Bracknell 01344 823 333
Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead 01628 640 200
Reading 0118 960 5612
Wokingham 0118 989 0707
West Berkshire 01635 292 020
You can access information about medication at: www.choiceandmedication.org/berkshirehealthcare
Slough Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and Slough Older People’s Mental Health (OPMH) Team we offer a number of different initiatives to support carers, including:
We also have close links with local organisations to support carers, including:
For further information about Hope College or support for carers of people receiving services from Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT) Mental Health Services in Slough, please call: