The Bedfordshire Talking Therapies service offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support for individuals living in Bedfordshire, including Leighton Buzzard.

Complete this form to refer yourself to their service.

Bedfordshire Talking Therapies is a part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Mind BLMK offers support across the Central Bedfordshire area. 

Mind Matters groups

Mind Matters groups offer the opportunity to discuss and explore issues around wellbeing and mental health in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place. With weekly sessions running across Central Bedfordshire, in Ampthill, Dunstable, Biggleswade and Leighton Buzzard, we explore a range of different subjects including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, goal setting and more.

Peer support

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. Groups are held across Central Bedfordshire in Ampthill, Biggleswade, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard. 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

Peer mentoring is a goal focused programme and is not a counselling service. Individuals will work with a trained peer mentor to create an action plan and work towards an end goal.

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.

  • Biggleswade Crisis CaféThe Lawns Resource Centre, The Baulk, Biggleswade, SG18 0PT. Open (Thursday & Friday) from 5.30pm – 11.00pm.
  • Houghton Regis Crisis Café: Townsend Court, Mayer Way, Houghton Regis, LU5 5BF. Open Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) 5:00pm – 11.00pm.

If you would like further information about our Crisis Cafés, please email us on: or call us via: 0300 330 0648 (open 9am – 4:30pm). Please note that they cannot offer crisis support over the phone during these hours.

Young Person’s Wellbeing Navigator Service is for people aged 16-25 years old in Central Bedfordshire.

The service strives to promote independence and resilience and works alongside the young person to offer support enabling and equipping them with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to navigate challenges and positively manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

Anyone 16-25 living in or attending an education setting in Central Bedfordshire can refer themselves directly into the service or with the individuals consent a referral can be completed on their behalf by third party such as a GP, mental health worker, teacher/tutor, support worker, or friend/family member.

If you would like further information about the Young Person’s Wellbeing Navigator Service, please email  on: or attend a drop in session held every Thursday 4pm-6pm at Flitwick Hub (behind the village hall).

For crisis support please see other services here: