Mind BLMK offers support across the Central Bedfordshire area. These are both wellbeing interventions that look at things that can affect your mental health and wellbeing and peer support session that help people to develop new skills 

Mind Matters groups offer discussion groups covering any topics relating to mental health including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, goal setting and more! The group provides support in a safe, confidential,  non-judgemental space to discuss your mental wellbeing. Alongside workshops, we provide a range of activities, such as walking groups, self-led art activities, pyrography and a drop in service. Spaces are limited on some sessions, so there may be a waiting list or some sessions that are full. 

Peer Support Service

Peer Support groups offer a safe space for people to share their own mental health experience and recovery journey and feel heard and supported by others. The groups will be led by a Peer Support Worker with lived experience of mental health and built on shared personal experience and empathy with a focus on working towards wellbeing and recovery.  The groups will operate in Bedford and across Central Bedfordshire.

Peer Mentoring is a goal orientated one-to-one service. People will work with one of our trained mentors– all of whom have a lived experience of mental health challenges– to plan and carry out steps towards achieving goals to enhance their wellbeing or address a particular challenge they are facing such as improving social confidence, using public transport, accessing education, voluntary work, and employment.  

 

Ampthill 

Tuesday 10:00-2:00

Methodist Church

Thursday 10:30-2:30

Parkside Hall

 

Peer Support

 

Group 1

10:30-12:00

 

Group 2

12:30-2:00

 

Recovery College Silk Painting

2:30-4:30

 

Walking Group

(meet in in West Car Park at 10:30)

10:30-12:00

 

Lunch

12:00-12:30

 

Mind Matters

12:30-2:30

 

Biggleswade / Sandy 

Monday 12:30-2:30

St Andrews Church

Wednesday 11:30-3:30

Sandy Children’s Centre

Friday 10:00-2:00

St Andrews Church

 

Recovery College- Silk Painting

12:30-2:30

 

 

Walking group

11:30-12:30

 

Lunch

12:30-1:00

 

Mind Matters

1:00-2:30/3:30

 

Drop in (every other week starting 12.07.17)

2:30-3:30

 

Peer Support

 

Group1

10:30-12:00

 

Group 2

12:30-2:00

 

Dunstable

Monday 10:30 – 2:30pm

Beacon House

Wednesday 10:30-12:30

Beacon House

Thursday  10:00-2:00

Beacon House

 

Mind Matters

10:30-2:30

 

 

Drop in (including activities)

10:30-2:30

 

Recovery College Craft Course

10:30-12:30

 

Peer Support

 

Group1

10:30-12:00

 

Group 2

12:30-2:00

 

Leighton Buzzard

Monday 10:00am – 3:00pm

Tuesday 10:15am - 4:00pm

 

Peer Support

 

Group 1

10:30-12:00

 

Group 2

12:30-2:00

 

Recovery College Art Course

10:15-12:15

 

Lunch

12:30-1:00

 

Mind Matters

1:00-2:00

 

Drop in

2:00-3:00

 

Walking Group & Coffee

3:00-4:00

'The groups mean I am feeling better, getting better, doing better'

To access our services, you can complete the online form by clicking HERE

Contact information:

Rebecca Sisto - Recovery Coordinator (Mind Matters)

rebecca.sisto@mind-blmk.org.uk

07341 564305

Sue O'Callaghan - Peer Support Coordinator

sue.ocallaghan@mind-blmk.org.uk 

07387 026 026

Sapphira Timperio - Project Support Manager

Sapphira.Timperio@mind-blmk.org.uk

0300 330 0648