Depression, Anxiety & Stress
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) delivered by East London NHS Foundation Trust is part of a wider network of services that offer help and support to children and young people who have mental health difficulties and their families/carers.
Telephone: 01234 893301
Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery Service
In partnership with East London Foundation Partnership Trust (ELFT) and The University of Bedfordshire, Recovery Colleges offer a wide range of free courses and workshops to everyone living and working in Bedfordshire and Luton, which are recovery focused, and aim to provide strategies and techniques for individuals to use in their daily lives to promote self management.
Telephone: 01234 263621
Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.
How to support someone with suicidal thoughts
See the Signs, Save a Life is a Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton based campaign to encourage awareness of how to support someone with suicidal thoughts and encourage us to talk openly about suicide.
Looking after your mental health
Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
For more information please visit our Mental Wellbeing page.
Mental Health Support for Children & Adults
Need help right now?
If you require urgent medical advice during a crisis you can call 111 and speak to an advisor. From here, you can discuss the best course of care going forward. Alternatively, do not hesitate to find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline. You may need urgent help for many reasons but it is imperative to know that you’re not wasting anyone’s time.
Find a local NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline: www.nhs.uk/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline
CHUMS mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people offers therapeutic support for children and young people with a variety of mental health and wellbeing needs.
Telephone: 01525 863924
Bedfordshire Wellbeing Services
The Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service offers a range of free and confidential talking therapies and specialist support to help you feel better.
Telephone: 01234 880400
CALM: Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. CALM exists to change this. Join the campaign to take a stand against suicide.
Telephone: 0800 58 58 58
Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Telephone: 0300 5000 927