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This hub is intended as a single point of reference where links and information can be found about all aspects of missing persons.

It is aimed at everyone who may be involved or needs help, including persons who are missing, those connected to them, professionals and academics.

Quit smoking with new council service

Bracknell Forest Council is pleased to announce its new smoking cessation service ‘Smoke Free Life Berkshire’.

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death, accounting for approximately 77,900 deaths a year in England. Locally, 11.9% of Bracknell residents are smokers. In order to help them kick the addictive habit, the council has commissioned a new cessation service that will be available to all through either online and digital tools or face-to-face support.

Smoke Free Life Berkshire will also be working to address health inequalities amongst Bracknell Forest by offering support to identified groups where smoking rates are higher. The new service will be responsible for supplying intensive behaviour change support, such as helping people to identify their triggers to smoke. Residents will also be able to access free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) in order to manage cravings and aid them to successfully quit.

Bracknell Forest Dementia Action Alliance Online Event

Bracknell Forest Dementia Action Alliance are hosting an online community event.

You can join all afternoon and evening or just dip in and out of the sessions that interest you.

Friday 6th November 2020 2pm—8pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 936 5113 5172
Passcode: 571902


What's happening

Talking Therapies
2.15pm - How can Talking Therapies support you?

Citizens Advice Bracknell & District
3.00pm - Tina from Bracknell CAB hosts a session on ‘Favourite things’.

Care UK
3.45pm - Care Fee planning for the future.

Young People With Dementia (YPWD)
4.30pm - An introduction and some examples of the work of the charity, who work with people who are diagnosed with dementia aged 65 or under.

5.15pm - Find out how SIGNAL can help support carers of people living with dementia and then take part in a fun 60s and 70s music quiz.

The Ark
6.00pm - An interactive singing session with Lottie.

6.45pm - Q and A with members of the Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults.

Bracknell Film Society
7.30pm - The society arrange Dementia Friendly screenings at South Hill Park. They are hosting a fun film quiz.

Sessions will run for approximately 30 minutes from start time.

In between sessions there will be information and videos from other organisations and sources of support such as Dementia Diaries & Dogs For Good.

Please share this email with anyone who may be interested in joining.

If you need any help with using Zoom or would like us to email you the link to the meeting, please call Andrea, the DAA Coordinator, on 01344 266899.


World Mental Health Day

This year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every Mind Matters offers a range of resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, offers practical self-care tips and guidance and, importantly, explains when to seek further support. It also has a free NHS-approved online tool the Every Mind Matters Your Mind Plan.

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