search Menu

About us

"Our vision is to be recognised as the leading community and mental health service provider by our staff, patients and partners"


We’re a community and mental health trust, providing a wide range of services to people of all ages living in Berkshire. And to do this, we employ over 4,500 staff who operate from our many sites as well as out in people’s homes and in various community settings.

Having been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission following our December 2015 inspection (we were one of two similar trusts in the country to achieve this at the time), our ambition is to now reach ‘Outstanding’.

We’re also a digital pioneer, having been named by NHS England as a ‘Global Digital Exemplar’– one of only seven mental health trusts in the country to gain this status. This will allow us to transform patient care through new technologies.

Read our key documents and reports to find out more about how we operate

What we do

We deliver joined up physical and mental health services, helping people to remain independent at home for as long as possible and providing the care and support that best meets the needs of our patients, in the most suitable location. 

From early years to end of life, we offer a wide range of services to keep you and your family well.

We run a number of specialist clinics and services aimed at young people, adults and older people to support and treat mental health, physical health and sexual health conditions.  

We work in partnership with Berkshire’s two acute hospital trusts, Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. We also work closely with Berkshire’s six local authorities and a diverse range of community and charitable organisations.

Being accountable

As a foundation trust we’re accountable to the community we support. We therefore need members and governors to help shape our plans for the future and make sure that the services we provide reflect what's needed locally. Please visit our members and governors sections to find out more.

NHS Improvement regulate our financial stability, and have given us a financial sustainability risk rating of 4, which is the best rating we could have (they rate from 1 to 4, with 1 being at most risk and 4 being the least risk).

The Care Quality Commission oversee patient quality and safety – and they rate us as ‘Good’