Mind Matters groups
Mind BLMK’s Mind Matters groups offer the opportunity to discuss and explore issues around wellbeing and mental health in a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place. With weekly sessions running across Central Bedfordshire, in Ampthill, Dunstable, Biggleswade and Leighton Buzzard, we explore a range of different subjects including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-confidence, goal setting and more.
Alongside workshops, we also provide a selection of activities, such as walking groups, self-led art activities, and a drop in service. As sessions do change from time to time, please contact us before your first visit. Whilst structured, we aim to make the sessions relaxed but informative. Tea and coffee is available, and occasionally cake!
We are now operating a face to face service, available by appointment only. If you are an existing service user, please contact Chris Hoque – [email protected] to book your space. If you are a new service user, please can we ask that you kindly complete our online registration form by selecting the pink ‘Get support’ button at the top right hand corner of the webpage.
Dates and times:
Biggleswade: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30
Ampthill: Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:30
Ampthill walking group: 12:30 – 13:30
Mind Matters Plus
Mind Matters Plus is for those living in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding areas, this is open to both existing and new service users.
The main focus, will be about moving forward to achieve goals, big or small, with support from your peers as well as occasional guest speakers and therapeutic activities.
Event Dates and times:
Every Friday 10.00 – 11.00 am via Zoom
- 18 June – Guest Speaker, Minnina Abbott – Nutrition and exercise
- 25 June – Understanding Depression
- 2 July – Managing Depression
- 9 July – Guest Speaker, Keeley Frampton – Arm Chair Yoga
- 16 July – Breathing exercises and guided visualisation
- 23 July – Confidence
- 30 July – Assertiveness
For those who are already an active Leighton Buzzard services user please email chris.hoq[email protected] in order for a Zoom link to be sent out ahead of the day, for those who are new to our services please complete a referral form on the left hand side of this page, and mark it for Mind Matters Plus.
The groups mean I am feeling better, getting better, doing better
Mind Matters is funded by Central Bedfordshire Council under their Preventative Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Adults contract.