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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 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?

The crisis café is a drop-in service and no appointment is necessary.  

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

What are the opening times?

Luton Crisis Café will be open from Wednesday 19th February 2020 and Bedford Crisis Café will be open from Thursday 20th February 2020.

Below are the opening times for each Café:

                                    Luton Crisis Café                           Bedford Crisis Café

Monday                               Closed                                             Closed

Tuesday                              Closed                                             Closed

Wednesday                      5pm – 11pm                                        Closed

Thursday                         5pm – 11pm                                    5pm – 11pm

Friday                              5pm – 11pm                                    5pm – 11pm

Saturday                             Closed                                         5pm – 11pm

Sunday                               Closed                                              Closed

After the first few months we plan to be open 7 days a week, so please do revisit this page for up-to-date opening times. 

If you have any questions or would like further information about our Crisis Cafés, feel free to call us on 01525 722225 (open 9am – 4:30pm). Please note that we cannot offer crisis support over the phone.


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