Mental Health

Bedford Older Adults CMHT

Mental health support for service users already registered with teams.

Telephone: 01234 880345

Early Intervention in Psychosis

Support for people ages 14-64 inclusive experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
Open to self-referrals.

Telephone: 01234 315690

Email: elt-tr.bedseis@nhs.net

Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS)

Single point of access contact centre.

Telephone: 0345 602 4064

The Lighthouse - Leighton Buzzard

Free community mental health “safe space” providing help and support.

Telephone: 07939 931622 (Monday, Tuesday and Friday 17:30-21:00)

CAMHS Dunstable

Mental health support for children and young people.
Open to self-referrals.

Telephone: 01582 707635

Email: Elft.Luton-CAMHS-Referrals@nhs.net

Depression Alliance

Depression Alliance bring people together to end the loneliness and isolation that so often comes with depression.

Website: www.depressionalliance.org

Mind

Information and support for all mental health issues.

Mind infoline: 0300 123 3393

Website: mind.org.uk

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit

NHS Choices – Mental Health

One You – Felling stressed?

The Day Resource Centre

Providing an integrated and flexible approach for the treatment of mental health needs.

Telephone: 01234 310 044

Website: www.earlyhelp.bedford.gov.uk

Barford Avenue Resource Centre

The Barford Avenue Resource Centre offers a service for adults over the age of 16 who are experiencing mental health difficulties and who live in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire.

Telephone: 01234 215 610

Website: www.elft.nhs.uk

No Panic

No Panic is a registered charity which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those people who are trying to give up tranquillisers.

Telephone: 0844 967 4848

Website: nopanic.org.uk

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

The Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is for residents of Bedfordshire (excluding Luton who have a separate service) who experience mental health symptoms or other psychological issues which are holding them back in their lives. It provides one-to-one sessions and/or group workshops.

Telephone: 01234 880400 / 01234 210307

Website: www.elft.nhs.uk

Self-referral email: Elt-tr.bedfordIAPT@nhs.net

CAMHS Bedford Borough

Mental health support for children and young people.
Open to self-referrals.

Telephone: 01234 893301 or 01234 893300

Email: elft.spoebedfordshire@nhs.net

Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) for adults

Mental health support for service users already registered with teams.

Telephone:
Bedford Triage, Assessment and Brief Intervention (TABI): 01234 310465
Bedford MDT Review Team: 01234 880411
Bedford Adult Recovery CMHT: 01234 880433

Dunstable: 01582 709200
Ampthill: 01525 758400
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 751133
Biggleswade: 01767 224922

Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College

Mental health recovery and wellbeing. Online classes and workshops available.

Telephone: 01234 263621

Email: elft.recoverycollege@nhs.net

Older People's CMHTs

Mental health support for service users already registered with teams.

Telephone:
Mid-Bedfordshire: 01767 224181
South-Bedfordshire: 01582 657588

Your Wellbeing Bedforshire: One to One Support

Do you need support and advice to deal with your problems?
Do you want to improve your quality of life and overall wellbeing?
Do you sometimes feel isolated and lonely?

Our Community Wellbeing Champions (CWC’s) can provide personalised support to help you make positive changes to take control of your health and wellbeing.

Website: www.yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk

Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College

Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College is part of the Bedfordshire Mental Health Academy which is a formal partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and the University of Bedfordshire.

The college is open to any adults who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton. All of their courses and workshops are FREE of CHARGE.

Website: www.elft.nhs.uk

Rethink

Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness.

Website: rethink.org

HEADSTART- Arts for Health

Arts for Health has funding from The Rothschild Foundation to run HEADSTART, an art programme for young people aged 13 – 17 years who experience stress, anxiety or depression.

For more information, or to refer a young person, email sharon.paulger@mkuh.nhs.uk or call 01908 996124.

Download Referral Form

 

Samaritans

If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year – 116 123

Website: samaritans.org

Reading Well

Reading Well promotes the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing. The programme has two strands: Books on Prescription and Mood-boosting Books.

Telephone: 0207 324 2529

Website: reading-well.org.uk

Email: readingagency@standagency.com

OCD Action

OCD Action provide support and information to anybody affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.

Telephone: 0845 390 6232

Website: ocdaction.org.uk