Health & Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is vital and that’s why Direction for Bedfordshire has a dedicated section so that you can find what you need to help you stay healthy.

Our service will enable you to access healthcare services in your area, whether you need to find a local GP, dentist, get assisted living information, contact care specialists, find out about home care, health screening or to get advice on alcohol use, drug rehabilitation and mental health treatment.

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Bedford Counselling & Training

Bedford Counselling & Training

01234 219905
enquiries@bcat-team.org.uk

Bedford Counselling & Training (BCaT) offer one to one counselling services and group therapy for adults over the age of 18. Our counsellors work within British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical guidelines and they are all members of BACP or an alternative recognised professional organisation.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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Bedford Open Door

Bedford Open Door

01234 360388 / 07922105200
counselling@bedfordopendoor.org.uk

Bedford Open Door is a charity providing FREE and confidential counselling to young people. Counselling is provided by a team of fully trained, experienced and friendly volunteer counsellors.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory

0333 325 2500

A nationwide database of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. Also provides advice and FAQ's around counselling.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Counselling Foundation

Counselling Foundation

01234 346 077 / 01582 732450
bedford@counsellingfoundation.org

The Counselling Foundation is a leading charity that has provided counselling and counsellor training for the better mental health of our communities in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire for over forty years.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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ELFT – Bedford East/West CMHT

ELFT – Bedford East/West CMHT

01234 880411

Wherever possible we aim to provide short-term interventions of between 3 months and two years. In that time we would aim to support patients to understand their mental disorder, recognise the signs and symptoms that might indicate deteriorating mental health and learn how to maintain their mental wellbeing.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Health & Wellbeing Bedfordshire

Health & Wellbeing Bedfordshire

01234 880 400
elt-tr.bedfordiapt@nhs.net

Through talking therapies we will help you get to the root of your problems and to manage and overcome your difficulties.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Luton Wellbeing Service

Luton Wellbeing Service

01582 393 130

Through talking therapies we will help you get to the root of your problems and to manage and overcome your difficulties.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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MIND – Bedfordshire

MIND – Bedfordshire

0300 330 0648​​
hq@mind-blmk.org.uk

Mind BLMK is the leading independent, sustainable and highly effective organisation that is making a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. We do this by offering a wide range of services and products which are competitively tailored to meet the needs of local people

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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napac

napac

0808 801 0331

Our vision is of a society in which every adult survivor of childhood abuse in the UK can access the support they need, when they need it. We believe that every individual has the right to leave the impact of childhood abuse behind, grow as a person and enjoy a happy and fulfilled adult life.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Project NOVA

Project NOVA

0800 917 7299
info.nst@projectnova.org.uk

Founded in 1885 and operating across the UK, we have the specialist knowledge and understanding to bridge the gap between military life and civilian employment. We exist to provide life-long, life-changing support, jobs and training opportunities to service leavers and veterans irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton, National

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Recovery College

Recovery College

01234 273479
recoverycollege@elft.nhs.uk

The college is open to any adults who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton. Our courses and workshops focus on mental health wellbeing and recovery. They are delivered by people with lived experience and professional experience. All the courses and workshops are free and they are currently running a prospectus for May to August 2019 for adults with mental health needs. The team are available to have a phone conversation with service users to discuss what suitable programmes are on offer.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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SANE

SANE

020 3805 1790
info@sane.org.uk

SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems through our helpline and email services and our online Support Forum where people share their feelings and experiences. The personalised service of Textcare provides emotional support and connection at the times you need it most with bespoke one-way messages directly to your mobile phone.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Sorted

Sorted offers a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counselling service for young people aged between 10 and 25 years.

Areas of Operation:
Central Beds

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Stronger Families Luton

Stronger Families Luton

01582 548321
strongerfamiliesteam@luton.gov.uk

Stronger Families is the Luton programme for the National Troubled Families initiative. Through a Family Partner, it is a gateway to a range of additional support tailored to the needs of the family. The aim of the programme is to help families achieve significant and sustained progress in overcoming their difficulties.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Youth Inspired

Youth Inspired

01234 480980
carolyn@youthinspired.org.uk

A community organisation enabling people with Learning Difficulties, Disabilities or Mental Health conditions to progress and achieve through training and support.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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