Mental Health


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

Telephone: 116 123


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

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

Milton Keynes Specialist Memory Service offers a comprehensive psychiatric and neuro-psychological assessment of an individual’s memory, ensuring that if a diagnosis of dementia is made, the diagnosis is given as soon as possible.

Telephone: 01908 801020


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.





Information and Support for all mental health issues.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393


Update on our Crisis Cafés

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 with comprehensive resources to help end the loneliness and isolation that so often comes with depression.


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, Luton, Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership (BLMK) - Adult Mental Health

The mental health and well-being of the people in our area is important to us. We are committed to making a real difference to people’s lives by developing mental health and learning disability services with an emphasis on compassion and empathy.


4 Mental Health

4 Mental Health provide compassion-focussed mental health training courses and free self-help resources, with modules on wellbeing, self-harm and suicide mitigation. Training is delivered under the program name ‘Connecting with People’, with formats available to support the needs of both clinical and non-clinical audiences via a range of delivery modalities; face 2 face, webinar, e-Learning.



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.

Telephone: 0300 365 2000


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

'We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.'

Telephone: 0808 801 0525



Hearing Voices Network

For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.

The group is open to people who hear voices and live in the Bedfordshire area. The members are all people who are interested in talking about their experiences of voice hearing and would like to share these with others.

Telephone: 01234 310044 (Dave)




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.

Telephone: 0300 772 9844 (10am-10pm 365 days a year)

Youth Line: 0330 606 1174 (10am-10pm 365 days a year)

24hr Crisis Line: 01908 680835


OCD Action

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

Telephone: 0300 636 5478



Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service

The Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service is for residents of Bedfordshire (excluding Luton who has a separate service) who experience depression, anxiety, sadness, extreme shyness, obsessive behaviour, phobias, relationship difficulties including depression and common mental health symptoms or other psychological issues which are holding them back in their lives.

Telephone: 01234 880400


Service Directory

Further information

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

NHS Choives - Mental Health

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