Mental health support

Courses

The Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College is part of the Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health Academy based at Charter House, which is a formal partnership between the NHS East London Foundation Partnership Trust and the University of Bedfordshire. They hold a range of free wellbeing courses including low mood and depression, suicide prevention, sleep management, addiction and many more. The college is open to any adults who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton.

Upcoming courses

5th February 1pm-2.30pm
Low mood and depression | 30 places

Understand what triggers downward spirals in mood that can lead to depression. Obstacles to recovery and return to healthy levels of functioning. Tools and techniques to tackle low mood and depression.

19th February 6pm-7.30pm
Sleep | 30 places

20th February 9.30pm-1pm
Suicide prevention | 15 places

4th March 1pm-2.30pm
Stress management | 30 places

4th March 6pm-7.30pm
Domestic abuse awareness | 15 places

17-19th February 9.30am-3.30pm
Be positive in life (optimism) | 10 places

18th March 9.30am-1pm
Self-harm awareness | 15 places

18th March 10am-12pm
Action on Addiction | 10 places

15th April 10am-12pm
Action on Addiction | 10 places

23-25th March 9.30am-3.30pm
Be positive in life (optimism) | 6 places

To book on a course email elft.recoverycollege@nhs.net or call 01582 798917.

Service providers

Mind BLMK’s Wellbeing Centre

Offering a range of free and low-cost services to support better mental health across the borough.

Monday drop-in : Peer led craft session 11-1.30pm, Mindfulness (£2 contribution) 1-2pm

Monday evening: Recovery activities, One-to-One

Wednesday drop in: Walking group 10.30am-12.30pm, Sewing group 10.30am-12.30pm, Peer led computer session 11am-2.30pm, Yoga(£2.50) 1.30-2.30pm, Relaxation 1.30-2.30pm, Peer led art group 1.30-2.30pm, Music group 2-3pm

Thursday: Lighthouse (18-30s only) 1-2.30pm

Friday: DBT skills graduate peer support group (fortnightly) 10.30-12.30pm, Mens group (fortnightly) 11am-12pm, Art class (£2) 11am-1pm, Peer led computer session 1-2.15pm, Womrns group (fortnightly) 1.30pm-3pm

If you are interested in any of these services call 01582 380002 or email lwc@mind-blmk.org.uk.

More info at https://www.mind-blmk.org.uk/how-we-can-help/luton/

Luton Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Specialist community mental health services for children and young people Community

Monday-Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Charter House, Alma Street Luton, Beds, LU1 2PJ Tel: 01582 708140

Roshni Community Care

Community Support Team helping adults from South Asian backgrounds with mental health Community

Monday-Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Charter House, Alma Street Luton Beds, LU1 2PJ Tel: 01582 708987

Seeking Sakoon

Luton Central Masjid host monthly coffee mornings led by a qualified counsellor who is fluent in local languages (Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto, Bengali, Hindi) and supported by volunteer mentors. The next session will be held on 9th February 2020.

Luton Central CMHT

Community-based mental health services for adults of working age

Monday-Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Charter House, Alma Street Luton, Beds, LU1 2PJ Tel: 01582 709152

Luton & South Bedfordshire Crisis Team

Community-based mental health services for adults of working age, Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment

Monday-Friday 09:00 – 21:00

First Floor, Calnwood Court, Calnwood Road, Luton, Beds, LU4 0LX Tel: 01582 556971

Luton Wellbeing Service (IAPT)

Community-based service Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 09:00-17:00; Tuesday and Thursday – 09:00- 20:00

Trend House, Dallow Road Luton, LU1 1LY Tel: 01582 393130

Luton Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Specialist community mental health services for children and young people

Monday-Friday 09:00 – 17:00

Charter House, Alma Street Luton, Beds, LU1 2PJ Tel: 01582 708140

Total Wellbeing Luton

Offering support for mental health challenges, low mood, sleep problems, panic attacks, anxiety, depression and other emotional illness by offering talking therapies for anyone over 16 years of age.

Further info: https://www.totalwellbeingluton.org/talking-therapies.html

Contact: 0300 555 4152 or info@totalwellbeingluton.org or self referral via an Online Assessment.