Mind Matters groups
Mind Matters weekly groups offer a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss and explore issues around wellbeing and mental health. We explore a range of different subjects: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, goal-setting and more. We also provide various self-led activities such as art and crafts to support people with their mental health and wellbeing. As sessions do change from time to time, please contact us before your first visit.
Peer support groups offer a safe space for people to share their own mental health experience and recovery journey and feel heard and supported by others. All groups will be held at Bedford Wellbeing Centre which is located at 3, Woburn Road. The groups will be led by a Peer Support Worker with lived experience of mental health and built-on shared personal experience and empathy with a focus on working towards wellbeing and recovery.
Peer Mentoring is a goal orientated one-to-one service. People will work with one of our trained mentors – all of whom have a lived experience of mental health challenges – to plan and carry out steps towards achieving goals to enhance their wellbeing or address a particular challenge they are facing such as improving social confidence, using public transport, accessing education, voluntary work, and employment.
Mind BLMK Crisis Cafés are safe, non-judgemental spaces that you can come to if you find yourself in crisis or mental distress in the evenings. You will be met by a trained mental health worker who will listen and help you identify ways to address the problems you are facing.
- Bedford Crisis Café: Florence Ball House, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NX. Open seven days a week, 365 days of the year, between 5.00pm – 11.00pm.
Please note: Mind BLMK have opened two new Crisis Centre Hubs in Central Bedfordshire (Biggleswade and Houghton Regis), find out more.
If you would like further information about our Crisis Cafés, please email on: email@example.com or call via: 0300 330 0648 (open 9am – 4:30pm). Please note that they cannot offer crisis support over the phone during these hours.
Mind BLMK Young Person’s Sanctuaries are safe, non-judgemental spaces that you can come to if you find yourself in crisis or mental distress in the evenings. You will be met by a trained mental health worker who will listen and help you identify ways to address the problems you are facing.
Who are the Young Person's Sanctuaries for?
- Young people (14-17yrs) who are experiencing severe mental distress or crisis.
- Young people are welcome to bring anyone from their support system.
- Young people do not need to be known to mental health services to attend.
The Bedford Young Person’s Sanctuary is based at 5-7 Rush Court, Bedford, MK40 3JT. Open Monday – Friday (5pm to 10pm), Saturday – Sunday (4pm to 10pm)
If you would like further information about the Young Person’s Sanctuary, please email on: YPS@mind-blmk.org.uk (open 9.00am – 4:30pm).