Mental Health


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Self Help Leaflets

Self help leaflets are available covering a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression and eating disorders.



The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. Join the campaign to take a stand against male suicide and get the tools you need for action.

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58


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. Find out more

Papyrus UK

Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.


Hopeline UK: 0800 068 41 41


Specialist Memory Service

Specialist Memory Service

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




Information and Support for all mental health issues. Mind Infoline

0300 123 3393

National Website

Update on our Crisis Cafés


Local Mental Health Services

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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.

01234 215610

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Hub of Hope

Chasing the Stigma (CTS) has launched the Hub of Hope – a national Mental Health database aimed at bringing help and support together in one place, with a focus on grass roots organisations.

Enter your postcode at the Hope of Hub website and it brings up local organisations and local groups that can help people suffering from mental health problems.

Depression Alliance

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

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Every Mind Matters: Your Mind Plan

By answering five simple questions, adults will get a personalised mental health action plan with simple, practical tips to help them deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better and show ‘there are little things we can all do to look after our mental health’.

Complete the Mind Plan Quiz 

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, please contact or call 01908 996124.

Download Referral Form


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.

01234 880400 / 01234 210307


Self-referral email:

Connecting With People

Feeling overwhelmed? Help is at hand.

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Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.


Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

The first call for help takes courage.

Specialist care and support for Service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families,

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Artlift Gloucestershire

Artlift is a registered charity running creative courses and projects with proven health benefits. Take Part!

Telephone: 03000 200 102


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

The Day Resource Centre

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

01234 310044

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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 Tranquillizers.

0844 967 4848

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OCD Action

OCD Action provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.

0845 390 6232

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Further information

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

NHS Choices – Mental Health

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