Time to Talk, the counselling charity for young people in West Berkshire, held its AGM on Wednesday 15th June

Some 30 people attended the event where the acting chair, Janice Powell, opened the meeting with a review of the year’s activities which included a summary of the service delivered by the charity – 31 counsellors delivered over 2,700 sessions at 6 locations to 323 young people

The guest of honour Sally Murray, Head of Children’s Commissioning NHS Berkshire West CCGs, then delivered an informative talk on the growing number of young people requiring help and how important it is to develop resilience in young people as well as easily accessed support for them.

She summed up the actions being undertaken as to achieve the following goal by 2020:

  • Mental health built around the needs of children, young people and their families.
  • Mental health support that is more visible and easily accessible for children and young people.
  • Improved transparency and accountability across the whole system, to drive further improvements in outcomes.

Time to Talk then announced their new branding and website, which has been developed for them  in partnership with David Whittingham and James Collins of Media Fusion.

Finally all were invited to celebrate 30 years of Time to Talk in West Berkshire.

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For independent quote on the charity: Gary Poulson Volunteer Centre West Berkshire