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Update: If you or someone you know needs urgent or crisis support with their mental health, we are here for you. Our Crisis Café operates 365 days of the year, seven days a week, between 5pm – 11pm. If you find yourself in crisis or need support with your mental health in the evening we are here to listen and help you in your time of need.

Mind BLMK are delighted to be working collaboratively with the East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) across Luton and Bedford, and Central North West London Trust (CNWL) in Milton Keynes, to provide crisis services for individuals in need of mental health support.

Our Crisis Cafes are safe, non-judgemental spaces that you can come to if you find yourself in crisis or mental distress in the evenings. You will be met by a trained mental health worker who will listen and help you identify ways to address the problems you are facing.

Who are the Crisis Cafés for?

Adults (18+) who are experiencing severe mental distress or crisis.

What can you expect?

  • A safe, calm and relaxed atmosphere
  • A one-to-one session with a trained mental health worker
  • Support to identify positive mental health coping strategies
  • Advice and guidance about other support services available in your area

Do you need an appointment?

Our Milton Keynes Crisis Café service is currently appointment only. These can be made via telephone on: 01525 722 225 or by email: [email protected].

Bedford and Luton Crisis Cafés are both operating a drop-in service and an appointment is not required. 

Where are the Crisis Cafés based?

Luton Crisis Café: Luton Wellbeing Centre, 46-56 Dumfries Street, Luton, LU1 5BP

Bedford Crisis Café: Florence Ball House, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NX

Milton Keynes Crisis Café: 226 Queensway, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2TE

What are the opening times?

Crisis Cafes are open seven days a week, 365 days of the year, between 5.00pm – 11.00pm.

Questions about the service?

If you would like further information about our Crisis Cafés, please call us on 0300 330 0648 (open 9am – 4:30pm). Please note that we cannot offer crisis support over the phone during these hours.

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