Berkshire Youth Hub

Welcome to the Berkshire Youth Hubs – sharing resources and supporting young people through COVID-19.


Activities and support for children, young people and families in Reading 

Avanti Freewheelers – starting 29 April 2021, Avanti Cycling are offering fun cycling sessions for 12 to 16 year olds. Email them to sign up and find out more.

No5 Young People has an exciting opportunity for you to explore new creative ways to help your mental health and wellbeing whilst having your say on how you would like the history and art of Reading’s Oxford Road area to be celebrated!
They are running two dance and movement workshops that will explore the community of Reading, particularly in and around the Oxford Road.
These workshops will be an opportunity to meet other local young people and to explore and try out some new creative ways to help your mental health and wellbeing.
If you are interested in being involved, please email Jen so you can reserve a place.

Reading Information Advice and Support Service for SEND
Offering free confidential and impartial information advice and support to Reading parents/carers who have children/young people with SEND and to the children and young people directly, if required.

Reading SEND Local Offer – Spring 2021 Newsletter

Reading Youth – your one stop shop for all things ‘youth’ in Reading

Special Needs Activities in Reading and surrounding areas

Things to do – Reading Services Guide

Wellbeing & Autism Course for Parents & Carers – free course which will look at supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and teenagers before and after autism diagnosis. The course runs online over six weekly classes, Wednesday 24th February – 31st March at 1.00pm. To register email

Counselling Services

ARC (Young People’s Information and Counselling Service)– We provide a free counselling, advice and information service, primarily for children, young people and their families. We also provide training for teachers and help to set up anti-bullying schemes.

Kooth – It’s available for 11-18 year-old years, seven days a week, from 12 midday to 10pm week nights and from 6pm-10pm on Saturdays and Sundays. As well as the counselling (which is accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling), Kooth also offers moderated forums and self-help articles.

No5 Young People – No5 offers a free and confidential counselling service to young people aged 11-25. No5 also offers a low-cost adult counselling service for those aged 26+ (£20 per session).

Source – Reading’s Young People’s Drug & Alcohol service. They work with young people under 18 years old or up to 25 if they are vulnerable adults or have learning difficulties.

Young People and Mental Health


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