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Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being

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.

In Bedfordshire and Luton, mental health services are provided by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and in Milton Keynes by the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

Our mental health and well-being services cover four main areas.

  • Improving access to psychological therapies
  • Adult mental health services and specialist learning disability services
  • Recovery services
  • Child and adolescent mental health services
  • A&E / Urgent advice

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes (BLMK)

    NHS

    24 hours a day, seven days a week urgent help or support for a mental health problem.

    NHS

    Self-referral

    Tel: 111: Milton Keynes.  

    Tel: 111 Option 2: Bedfordshire, Luton.

     

    Website: www.111.nhs.uk

     

    Bedfordshire

    Bedford Hospital A&E

    Mental Health Psychiatric Liaison Workers

    ELFT

    Self-referral  

    From health & social care professionals

    South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9DJ

    Luton

    Luton & Dunstable Hospital A&E

    Mental Health Psychiatric Liaison Workers

    ELFT

    Self-referral  

    From health & social care professionals

    Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ

    Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes University Hospital

    Mental Health Psychiatric Liaison Workers

    CNWL

    Self-referral  

    From health & social care professionals

    Milton Keynes University Hospital, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD

    Milton Keynes

    Out of hours urgent advice line

    Telephone advice service for mental health crisis

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01908 724365

  • Advocacy Services

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire  

    & Luton

    POhWER

    “We help people who, because of disability, illness, social exclusion and other challenges, find it difficult to express their views or get the support they need. Our mission is to empower people to have a voice and make a real difference to their lives.”

    Charity

    Self-referral  

    Via a healthcare professional

    Tel: 0300 456 2370 (calls charged at standard network rate)  

    Email: [email protected]

    Referral form on the website

    Website:

    https://www.pohwer.net/central-bedfordshire

    https://www.pohwer.net/bedford-borough

    https://www.pohwer.net/luton

     

    Central Bedfordshire

    Advice Central

    Help with benefits, housing, debt, disabilities, law, immigration, education, employment, relationships & more.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0300 303 6666  

    Website: www.AdviceCentral.org.uk

     

    Milton Keynes

    Age UK Milton Keynes  

     

    Helping people receive the services they are entitled to and achieve a better quality of life.

    Charity

    Self-referral or via a professional

    Tel: 01908 550700  

    Email:  [email protected]

    Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/miltonkeynes/our-services/information–advice/advocacy-service/

    Milton Keynes

    Healthwatch Milton Keynes

    The advocacy people take the time to listen and understand your situation, explore options and help you to decide what you want to do and how you want to do it.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0330 440 9000  

    Email:  [email protected]  or via the form on their website.

    Website: https://www.healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk/advice-and-information/2020-03-31/advocacy-people

          
  • Autism

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes (BLMK)

    NHS

    24 hours a day, seven days a week urgent help or support for a mental health problem.

    NHS

    Self-referral

    Tel: 111: Milton Keynes.  

    Tel: 111 Option 2: Bedfordshire, Luton.

    https://www.elft.nhs.uk/services/adult-autism-service-bedfordshire

    Website: www.111.nhs.uk

     

    Bedfordshire

    Bedford Hospital A&E

    Mental Health Psychiatric Liaison Workers

    ELFT

    Self-referral  

    From health & social care professionals

    South Wing, Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9DJ

    Luton

    Luton & Dunstable Hospital A&E

    Mental Health Psychiatric Liaison Workers

    ELFT

    Self-referral  

    From health & social care professionals

    Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton, LU4 0DZ

    Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes University Hospital

    Mental Health Psychiatric Liaison Workers

    CNWL

    Self-referral  

    From health & social care professionals

    Milton Keynes University Hospital, Eaglestone, Milton Keynes, MK6 5LD

    Milton Keynes

    Out of hours urgent advice line

    Telephone advice service for mental health crisis

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01908 724365

  • Bereavement Support

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    BLMK

    Cruse bereavement care

    Support, advice and information to, children, young people and adults when someone dies

    Council

    Self-referral via phone or email

    Tel: 0300 200 4108  

    National helpline:

    0844 477 9400 / 0808 808 1677

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/local-services/eastern-england/bedfordshire 

    Milton Keynes

    MK Bereavement by Suicide Support Service

    Following death by suicide the police (with permission) forward your details to Mind BLMK who will contact you.

    Mind BLMK

    Police referral

    Tel: 0300 330 0648  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: mind-blmk.org.uk

    National

    The good grief trust

    Crisis information and signposting to charities, support services and helplines that offer dedicated advice and information. Virtual support for those grieving in isolation

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Website:  www.thegoodgrieftrust.org

     

    SUDDEN

    Supports people bereaved by sudden death

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0800 121 6510  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.suddendeath.org

    Open: Mon – Wed 10.00 to 14.00.

     

    Bereavement advice centre

    Support and advice on what to do after a death. Information on the practical aspects of dealing with the death and informational grief. Support and resources for professionals

     

    Self-referral

    National Information Helpline:  

    0800 634 9494

    Monday‐Friday 9.00am‐5.00pm

    Website: www.bereavementadvice.org

     

    Child bereavement UK

    Supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0800 0288 840  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.childbereavement uk.org/

     

    TCF (formerly the compassionate Friends)

    Support by telephone befriending for those dealing with a loss of a child. (N.B the child may have reached adulthood)

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0345 1232 304  

    (365 days/yr. 10.00-16.00 & 18.30 – 22.30)

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.tcf.org.uk

     

    Way foundation (widowed and young)

    Provides a self-help network to those who are bereaved through losing their partner/spouse. For those < 50 yrs.

     

    Self-referral

    Website: www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

     

    Winston’s Wish

    Support for those caring for children affected by the death of a parent or a sibling and to the children themselves

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0808 802 0021 (09.00 – 17.00)  

    Crisis messenger: text WW to 85258 (24/7)

    Email: ask at Winston wish.org

    Website: www.winstonswish.org.uk

     

     

    Sands

    The stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Support for any bereaved parents.

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0808 164 3332  

     

    Email: [email protected]

     

    Website: www.sands.or.uk/support

     

     

    SOBS

    Self-help organisation which exists to meet the needs of those bereaved by the suicide of a family member or anyone close to them.

     

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0300 1115 065 (09.00 – 21.00 Mon- Fri)  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.uksobs.org

  • Carers Support

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Carers in Bedfordshire

    Register as a carer to gain access to advice, information, access to carers groups, events and grants.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0300 111 1919  

    Bengali, Punjabi or Urdu speakers

    Tel: 07824 046590

    Lines open mon-fri 08.30 -17.00.

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://carersinbeds.org.uk

    Luton

    Carers Central

    Provides support, community groups and events and training.

    Charity

    Self-referral  

    Through a partner organisation or professional e.g social worker.

    Tel: 0300 303 0201  

    Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10.00 -16.00,

    Tues: 10.00 – 19.00.

    Email: Via form on web page

    Website: https://carerscentral.org.uk

    Milton Keynes

    CarersMK

    Provides unpaid carers advice, information, emotional support and workshops and training.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01908 231703  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://carersmiltonkeynes.org

  • Courses, workshops and activity groups to maintain good mental health

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire & Luton

    Bedfordshire and Luton recovery college

    Face-to-face courses and workshops which focus on mental health well-being and recovery.

    ELFT

    Self-referral via telephone or email

    Bedfordshire Tel: 01234 263621  

    Luton Tel: 01582 708917

    Email: [email protected]

    Luton

    Luton well-being Centre

    Offers a range of services aimed at meeting individual needs and promoting mental health recovery, well-being and independence. A variety of activity groups held within the centre throughout the week.

    MIND BLMK

    Self-referral  

     

    Tel: 0300 330 0648  

    Email: [email protected]

    Milton Keynes

    Arts for Health Milton Keynes

    Uses arts and creativity to improve health and well-being.

    Voluntary Hospital Arts Committee / smileMK

    Self-referral  

    GP, community support worker or health provider.

    Tel: 01908 996125/ 996124  

    Email: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Website: https://artsforhealthmk.org.uk

    Milton Keynes

    smileMK

    A programme of free courses delivered by Adult Education aimed at supporting adults (19 +) who may dealing with low mood, anxiety or sleeping difficulties.

    smileMK

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01908 252083  

    Email:

    [email protected]

    Website: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/schools-and-lifelong-learning/community-learning-mk-hub/adult-learning-community-learning/smile-mk

  • Crisis Support / Suicide Prevention

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    BLMK

    Mind crisis café (18+ years)

    Mental health crisis support and help in a safe, calm and relaxed atmosphere and one-to-one sessions with trained mental health worker.  

     

    Mind BLMK

    Self-referral by drop-in to the cafés located in Bedford, Luton, Milton Keynes and Flitwick. (No appointment necessary).

    Tel: (01525) 722 225  

    17.00 – 23.00 365 days a year

    Email:

    [email protected]

     

    Bedfordshire

    Bedford and Mid-Bedfordshire Crisis Team

    Mental health crisis support

    ELFT

    Self-referral  

    From a health professional

    Tel: 111 option 2 (public)  

    Tel: 01234 315691 (professional)

    Luton & Bedfordshire

    Luton and South Bedfordshire Crisis Team

    Mental health crisis support

    ELFT

     

    Tel: 111 option 2 (public)  

    Tel: 01582 538631

    Milton Keynes

    Single point of access

    Support for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

    CNWL

    Self-referral or from a family member or via GP, police, ambulance services or other non-statutory services e.g. housing association.

    Tel: 0800 0234 650  

    Email: [email protected]

    Milton Keynes

    Crisis recovery service

    Support for individuals in mental health crisis.

    Mind BLMK

    Self-referral or via GP, family, friends or other services

    Tel:  0303 30048  

    Email: [email protected]

    Milton Keynes

    Acute home treatment team

    Intensive support to people in acute mental health crisis in their homes.

    CNWL

    Referral through the Milton Keynes assessment and short-term intervention team, via A&E, or through CMHT

    Tel: 01908 724501

    Milton Keynes

    Urgent care team

    Single point of access into mental health services for people experiencing severe and/or enduring mental difficulties or who are having a mental health crisis.

    CNWL

    Self-referral or via family, carers, friends or health and social care professionals

    Tel: 01908 724365  

    Email: [email protected]

    BLMK

    Suicide Prevention Pathways Service (SPPS)

    Single point of contact service aimed at reducing suicides.

    Mind BLMK

    Referral via professional or self-referral

    Tel: 01525 203778 (Mon-Fri 09.00 – 17.00)  

    Email: [email protected]

     

    National

    Papyrus

    Suicide prevention for under 35yrs.

    Charity

    Self-referral or via friends or family

    Tel: 0800 068 4141  

    Email [email protected]

    Website:

    https://www.papyrus-uk.org/

     

    National

    Samaritans

    Talk to someone if you’re having a difficult time or if you’re worried about someone else.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 116 123 (free phone)  

    Email: [email protected] (response time: 24 hours)

    Website: https://www.samaritans.org/

    National

    CALM

    Campaign against living miserably and taking a stand against suicide.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0800 58 58 58 (17.00 – midnight 365 days/year)  

    Webchat via the website.

    Website:

    https://www.thecalmzone.net/

  • Debt Advice

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Citizens Advice Bedford

    Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel: 01234 867944 (Mon-Thurs 9.45 – 13.00, Fri 09.30 – 13.00)  

    Email: Advice contact form on website

    Website: https://www.bedfordcab.org.uk/

    Drop in/ appointment service Mon-Thurs 09.30 – 15.00

    Bedfordshire

    The Salvation Army Debt Advice Service

    Free, confidential, impartial advice authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel:  01234 217747  

    Email: Contact form on the website

    Website: http://www.bedfordsalvationarmy.org.uk/debtadvice.html

    Luton

    Luton citizen’s Advice Bureau

    Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel: 0844 2451285  

    Email: Advice enquiry form on website.

    Website: https://www.citizensadviceluton.org.uk/

    Milton Keynes

    Citizens Advice Milton Keynes

    Free, independent, confidential and impartial advice.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel: 0800 144 8444 ( Mon-Fri 08.00 – 18.00)  

    Website: https://www.miltonkeynescab.org.uk/

    Milton Keynes

    MK moneylifeline

    Free confidential money advice to help you deal with money worries, benefit applications or budgeting advice.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel: 0300 1235 198  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.mkmoneylifeline.org.uk/Money_Lifeline/Main.html

    Drop-in:
    Frank Moran Centre
    Wednesdays 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

    Melrose Avenue,Bletchley MK3 6PA

     

    Water Eaton Church Centre

    Mondays 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

    Drayton Road, Bletchley MK2 3RR

     

    National

    National Debtline

    Free debt advice.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel: 0808 802 2000  

    Website: www.nationaldebtline.org

    National

    Step Change Debt Charity

    Free debt advice.

    Charity

    Self- referral

    Tel: 0800 138 1111 (Mon- Fri 08.00 – 20.00, Sat 08.00 – 16.00)  

    Website: https://www.stepchange.org/

          
          
          
          
  • Domestic abuse services

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Bedfordshire Domestic abuse partnership

    For survivors or current victims of domestic abuse

    ELFT

    Self-referral

    Tel 24-hours: 0808 2000 247  

    Immediate risk call police on: 999

    Website: https://bedsdv.org.uk/

    Luton

    Luton All Women’s Centre

    Work to create a safety & recovery plan, including guidance through criminal proceedings, housing and emotional support.

    Charity

    Self-referral or via a professional

    Tel: 01582 416783  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.lutonallwomenscentre.org.uk/domestic-abuse

    Luton

    Women’s aid in Luton

    For women & children who fall victim to domestic abuse.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Helpline: 01582 391856 (10-17.00 Mon- Fri)  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://womensaidinluton.org/

    Luton

    Stepping Stones (Luton)

    For women who have suffered domestic abuse or are vulnerable due to substance misuse.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01582 457114 (Mon-Fri 09.00- 17.00)  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.steppingstonesluton.co.uk

     

    Milton Keynes

    MK ACT

    Helps individuals and families, aged 16 years or over, move on from fear and abuse.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0344 375 4307 (Mon-Fri 09.00- 17.00). Calls charged at local rate.  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: mkact.com

    National

    National domestic abuse helpline

     

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel (free phone): 0808 2000 247  

    Website: www.NationalDomesticViolenceHelpline.org.uk

    National

    Respect Men’s Advice Line

    For male domestic abuse survivors

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0808 801 0327  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://mensadviceline.org.uk

          
          
          
  • Eating disorder services

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Luton & Bedfordshire

    Eating Disorder Service

    Assessment, support and therapy to people with moderate to severe eating disorders.

    ELFT

    GP referral

    Tel: 01582 709066  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.elft.nhs.uk/service/302/Community-Eating-Disorder-Service-Bedfordshire-and-Luton

    Milton Keynes

    Balanced MK Eating disorder support services

    Eating disorder support.

    Charity

    Self -referral

    Tel: 07716 755804  

    Email: [email protected]

     

    National

    Caraline

    Support to individuals and their families living with an eating disorder.

    Charity

    Self -referral

    Tel: 01582 457474  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://caraline.com/

    National

    Beat Eating disorders

    “Our mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.”

    Charity

    Self -referral

    Tel: 0808 801 0677  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

          
          
          
          
          
          
  • Gambling support

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Milton Keynes

    Addiction recovery community (ACR) Milton Keynes  

     

    Residents of MK experiencing difficulties with gambling addiction.

    CNWL

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0190850730  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/addictions-and-substance-misuse/arc-milton-keynes

    Milton Keynes

    Gamblers anonymous MK

    A fellowship of people who have joined together to do  something about their gambling problem and to help other compulsive gamblers do the same.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0330 094 0322  

    Email: [email protected]

    Meetings at: The Quaker centre, 1 Oakley Gardens, MK15 9BH

    Tues 19.30 -21.30

    BLMK

    National Problem Gambling Clinic

    Problem gambling? In debt? Out of control? Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed or stressed.

    CNWL

    Self-referral

    Tel: 020 7381 7722 / 080 8802 0133  

    (Mon-Fri 09.00 – 17.00. Leave a contact number, they will get back to you within 72 hours.)

    Email: [email protected]

    Website:
    www.cnwl.nhs.uk/cnwl-national-problem-gambling-clinic

          
          
          
          
          
          
          
  • Healthcare professions / Key workers with Mental health issues

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    BLMK

    Keeping well

    Access to confidential psychological assessment and evidence-based treatments.  

    Fast-track assessments.

    CNWL

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01908 724227 (Mon-Fri 09.00 – 17.00, not 12.00- 13.00)  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.keepingwellblmk.nhs.uk

    N.B Flexible appointment times around shifts.

    National

    Education Support

    Mental health and wellbeing support for teachers and education staff in schools, colleges and universities.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 08000 562 561  

    Text: 07909 341229 (answered within 24hours)

    Email: via form on website

    Website: https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/

    National

    NHS Practitioner Health

    Mental health assessment & treatment service for doctors, dentists and individuals working at grade 8d or above

    NHS England

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0300 0303 300 (Mon-Fri 08.00 – 20.00, Sat 08.00 – 14.00)  

    24/7 crisis text service: Text NHSPH to 85258

    Registration form via website.

    Website: https://www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk/

          
          
          
          
          
          
          
  • Healthwatch

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    National

    Healthwatch

    Your health and social care champion. An independent statutory body that has the power to ensure NHS leaders and decision makers listen to your feedback and improve standards of care.

    DHSC

    Self-refer

    Tel: 03000 683 000 (Mon-Fri 08.30 – 17.30)  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk

  • Housing and Homelessness

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedford Borough

    Bedford Borough Council

    Help if you are homeless or threatened with homelessness

    Bedford Borough Council

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01234 718058 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 09.00 – 17.00, Wed 10.00 – 17.00)  

    Emergency Tel: 01234 267422

    Website: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/housing/housing-advice-options/homelessness/

    Central Bedfordshire

    Central Bedfordshire Council

    Focus on preventing homelessness and supporting those who are homeless to get back on their feet.

    Central Bedfordshire Council

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0300 300 4370 (Mon-Fri 09.00 – 17.00)  

    Emergency contact: 0300 300 8098

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/

    Luton

    Housing solutions team

    Help for people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness

    Luton borough council

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01582 510371  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://m.luton.gov.uk/

    Milton Keynes

    Housing options team

    Prevention of homelessness and assessment of housing need and homelessness applications. General housing advice and information.

    Milton Keynes council

    Self-referral

    Tel:  01908 253481  

    Emergencies Tel: 01908 226699

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.homeless.org.uk/homeless-england/service/milton-keynes-council-housing-options-team

    National

    Streetlink

    Worried about someone sleeping rough and concerned about their welfare report via streetlink on the mobile app or website. This sends an automatic alert to the local outreach team who will go out to search for the person reported.

    Charity

    Referral from public

    Website: www.streetlink.org.uk/

          
          
          
          
          
  • Inpatient Mental Health Services

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Townsend Court  

     

    Inpatient mental health treatment and support by a team of professionals.

    ELFT  

     

    Via Police, GP, Psychiatrist.

    Tel: 01582 707584  

     

    Luton

    Ash Ward  

    Willow Ward

    Coral Ward

    Crystal Ward

    Onyx ward

    Jade Ward (Psychiatric intensive care unit)

    Inpatient mental health treatment and support by a team of professionals.

    ELFT

    Via Police, GP, Psychiatrist.

    Ash Tel: 01582 498940  

    Willow Tel: 01582 498946

    Coral Tel: 01582 709200

    Crystal Tel: 01582 700343

    Onyx Tel: 01582 657545

    Jade Tel: 01582 556975

    Milton Keynes

    Campbell centre

    Inpatient mental health treatment and support by a team of professionals.

    CNWL

    Via Police, GP, Psychiatrist.

    Tel: 01908 724900 (patients)  

    Tel: 01908 724501 (professionals)

          
          
          
          
          
          
          
  • Military Services

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    BLMK

     Op Courage

    Mental health specialist service designed to help serving personnel due to leave the military, reservists, armed forces veterans and their families.

    NHS

    Self-referral or by a family member or friend. 

    GP

    Charity

    Tel: 0300 323 0137  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website:

    https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/armed-forces-community/mental-health/veterans-reservists/

     

    National

    ssafa the Armed Forces charity

    Practical support for those experiencing mental health problems (Not a medical, counselling or advocacy service)

    Charity

     Self-referral

    Tel: 0800 260 6767  

    Email: Contact form on the website

    Website: https://www.ssafa.org.uk/

  • Psychosis (1st episode of)

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Luton & Bedfordshire

    Early intervention Service  

    Community treatment and support from a range of professionals for an individual experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

    ELFT

    Self-referral  

    Via a healthcare professional

    Tel: 01234 315690  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.elft.nhs.uk/service/116/Early-Intervention-Service-Bedfordshire

    Milton Keynes

    Early intervention in psychosis team

    Assessment and treatment for people aged 14-65 experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

    CNWL

    Via a healthcare professional  

    Tel: 01908 725885  

    Website:

    https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services/milton-keynes-early-intervention-psychosis-team

          
          
          
          
          
          
          
          
  • Pregnancy

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Luton & Bedfordshire

    Perinatal Mental Health Service

    Specialist care for women with mental health problems who are pregnant or in the first post-partum year, or who are considering pregnancy.

    ELFT

    Via a healthcare professional

    Tel: 01234 263642  

    Tel: 01767 223153 (for health professionals)

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.elft.nhs.uk/perinatal/where-we-work/bedfordshire-and-luton 

    Milton Keynes

    Perinatal Mental Health Service

    Treatment and support for pregnant and postnatal women experiencing mental health difficulties.

    CNWL

    Via a healthcare professional

    Tel: 01908 724362  

    Critical Referral Tel: 01908 725099 (Option 1)

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/mkperinatal

  • Older adults, dementia services

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Tibbs

    Dementia support for people and their family/carers.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01234 210993  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.tibbsdementia.co.uk/

    Bedfordshire

    Dementia Intensive support service (DISS)

    Provides specialist support to those living with dementia, as well as the family, carers and professionals caring for those with dementia.

    ELFT

    Self-referral or GP

    Tel: 07880 078843  

    Email: [email protected]

    Luton & Bedfordshire  

     

    Memory assessment service (MAS)

    Specialist team who aims to meet the needs of people who are concerned that they may have a significant memory problem.

    ELFT

    Referral from any health and social care professional

    Tel: 01582 708203  

    Website: https://www.elft.nhs.uk/service/176/Luton-Memory-Assessment

    Milton Keynes

    Memory assessment

    Specialist team who aims to meet the needs of people who are concerned that they may have a significant memory problem.

    CNWL

    GP

    Tel: 01908 801020  

    Website:

    https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/adult-and-older-adult/milton-keynes-specialist-memory-service

    National

    Alzheimer’s society

    Provides support for people with Dementia and their carers/families

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0333 150 3456  

    Email: Via the form on the website.

    Website:

    https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support

    National

    Age UK

    Aim to provide life-enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. We and our local partners deliver a range of services across the UK.

    Charity

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0800 678 1602 (08.00 – 19.00, 365 days/year)  

    Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

          
          
          
          
  • Social prescription

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Your Wellbeing Bedfordshire

    One to one support, Walking for health, Village agents, Community transport, Good neighbour schemes.

    Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity

    Self-referral  

    Via GP or other healthcare professional

    Website:

    ​https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/​

    https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/

    Luton

    Total well-being Luton

    Emotional health, stop smoking, weight management, exercise on referral, long-term health conditions, social prescriptions

     

    Self-referral  

    Via GP or other healthcare professional

    Tel: 0300 555 4152

    Email:  [email protected]

    Milton Keynes

    LiveLife Milton Keynes

    Non-medical solutions to worries and problems that are affecting your health.

    Age UK Milton Keynes.

    Self-referral  

    Via GP or other healthcare professional

    Tel: 01908 973720  

    Text: 07849 083222

    Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/miltonkeynes/our-services/live-life-milton-keynes

  • Substance misuse

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Path to Recovery (P2R)

    Drug and alcohol advice, treatment and support to the individual or whole family.

    ELFT

    Self-referral via website  

    From social care professionals

    Tel: 0333 332 4019  

    Email:  [email protected]

    Website: https://changeyourtomorrow.co.uk/#areas/elft/pages/Home

    Luton

    ResoLUTiONs

    Alcohol and Drugs; Support to cut down or stop.

    ELFT

    Self-referral via telephone  

    From social care professionals

    Tel: 0800 054603  

    Website:

    https://www.changegrowlive.org/resolutions-drug-alcohol-service-luton

    Milton Keynes

    ARC Milton Keynes

    Helps people to break the cycle of addiction to drugs, long term alcohol or gambling addictions.

    CNWL

    Self-referral via telephone or in person  

    From a health or social care professional

    Tel: 01908 250730  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website:

    https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/services/mental-health-services/addictions-and-substance-misuse/arc-milton-keynes

    Milton Keynes

    SAMAS

    Support, Advice, Mentoring and Advocacy Service to support long term recovery.

    MK council

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01234 880 625  

    Email: [email protected]

    Website:

    https://www.nhs.uk/services/service-directory/support-advice-mentoring-and-advocacy-service-samas/N10965549

    Milton Keynes

    Drug & Alcohol Family Support (DAFS)

    Support group for families affected by drugs and alcohol

    MK council

    Self-referral

    Tel: 07598 346 244  

    Email: [email protected]

          
          
          
          
          
  • Talking therapies

    Place

    Organisation

    Type of support

    Provider

     Referral

    Contact Details

    Bedfordshire

    Bedfordshire well-being service

    Free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support

    ELFT

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01234 880400  

    Website: www.bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk

    Luton

    Total well-being Luton

    Free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support

    Turning Point

    Self-referral

    Tel: 0300 555 4152  

    Website: www.totalwellbeingluton.org

    Milton Keynes

    MK talking therapies

    Free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support

    CNWL

    Self-referral

    Tel: 01908 725099  

    Website: www.mktalkingtherapies.nhs.uk

          
          
          
          
          
          
          
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