No5 is Reading's young person's counselling and mental health support service for anyone between the ages of 11-25.

They have been delivering free, professional, confidential counselling, outreach and mental health support to young people who live, work or study in the ‘RG’ postcode area since 1971.

No5’s free, open access, self-referral services for young people include:

  • Up to 20 sessions of free, confidential counselling in-person, online or over the phone
  • Alternative and preventative outreach workshops and programmes such as Creative Expressive Wellbeing
  • Young Ambassador devised digital content such as blogs, videos and resources
  • Young Ambassador devised and delivered mental health talks and workshops in schools, colleges and local businesses


In-person counselling sessions run between 4 and 9pm Monday – Friday. Online and telephone sessions can additionally take place during the day and over the weekend. You will be able to choose which works best for you.


All No5’s services are free and confidential. You do not need to be referred to them by a GP or any other professional, or have a diagnosis of a mental health condition to be able to access help.



Email: [email protected]

Telephone:  0118 901 5668

Address: 101 Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7UD