Selp Help

Self Help - Minor Illnesses, Self-help Groups

We encourage you to look after your own health as much as possible.

Minor illnesses and accidents should be treated at home without needing to see the doctor.

The Department of Health nurse-led telephone and internet advice site is NHS Direct.

Many common infections e.g. colds and sore throats are caused by a virus - antibiotics do not treat virus infections. Most will settle over a few days requiring only simple pain-killers.

However, if you are uncertain as to what to do or are worried, please ask us for advice.

We hope that you will find the advice on the following conditions helpful.

Back Pain

Burns and Scalds


Colds and Runny Noses





Diarrhoea and/or vomiting



Head Injuries

Heart Attack

Insect Bites and Stings

Nose Bleeds


Sore Throats

Sprains and Strains




Resource for Mental Health - Hungerford Rural Outreach Service

Resource is a registered charity that assists people in Berkshire whose lives have been disrupted by mental health difficulties.

We help people regain the confidence, skills and direction they need to lead vocationally and socially productive lives. We do this by offering ample and varied opportunities for meaningful work, training, learning, leisure and relationships.

People recovering from a mental health difficulty who join Resource are called ”members”. Resource is their organisation, and our “members” are deeply involved with running every aspect of the organisation and its centres.

Resource was established 8 years ago in Reading and is currently helping 1400+ members from the Newbury and Reading  area recover from their mental health problems.

The Rural Outreach Co-ordinator - Julie Connell – visits Hungerford each week and would be very pleased to meet you to discuss how Resource might be of use to you.

You can either:

  • come to the Methodist Church Hall, Bridge Street
    on a Wednesday between 10.30 and 12.30,
  • you can ‘phone
    Julie Connell on 01635 35003