We know that this Christmas is going to be a challenging time for many, but support is available. If you need a listening ear or are struggling to cope, do not suffer in silence – reach out, were here for you.

Whatever your needs, support is available. Contact us:

We’re closed on the Christmas and New Year’s Day Bank Holidays. We will be extending our opening hours to 8am to 8pm on Wednesday 29 December and 8am to 9pm on Thursday 30 December.


Full details of when we are open over the Christmas period are below:

Friday 24 December – Open as usual

Monday 27 December – Closed

Tuesday 28 December – Closed

Wednesday 29 December – Open 8am to 8pm

Thursday 30 December – Open 8am to 9pm

Friday 31 December – Open as usual

Monday 03 January – Closed

Tuesday 04 January – Open as usual


A range of free self-help resources can be found at https://blmkwellbeing.crisp.help/en/ and we also have specific resources to help support you through the winter.

Our next Hot Chocolate Hour will be on Thursday 30 December from 10am to 11am – join us to discuss “New year, new you? Let’s talk New Year’s resolutions”. Find out more and how to join here.


Out of hours support:

Samaritans (24 hours, confidentially): 116 123 They have a dedicated number for healthcare staff 0800 069 6222 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week

Saneline (6pm to 11pm): 0845 767 8000

Mind (9am to 6pm, excluding bank holidays): 0300 123 3393


Crisis Cafés

The crisis cafés are open 5pm-11pm 7 nights a week 365 days a year.

They are drop in and require no appointment. Alternatively, you can email enquiries to: crisiscafe@mind-blmk.org.uk

Luton Crisis Café: Luton Wellbeing Centre, 46-56 Dumfries Street, Luton, LU1 5BP

Bedford Crisis Café: Florence Ball House, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NX

Milton Keynes Crisis Café: 226 Queensway, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2TE. Milton Keynes also offers telephone support on 01525 722 225 – this is for Milton Keynes residents only.


In an emergency call 999 or visit A&E. Contact your GP by phone if you need immediate help. Outside of surgery hours you can call NHS Director for more guidance on 111.

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