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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 will be operating remotely seven days a week, between 5pm – 11pm and can be contacted during these times via telephone on 01525 722 225. If after the phone call it is decided that a face-to-face session would work best for you, this may be offered by one of our trained mental health workers. For more information please click here

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?

Below are the current opening times for each Café:

Luton Crisis Café 
Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – 5pm – 11pm
Thursday – 5pm – 11pm
Friday – 5pm – 11pm
Saturday – closed 
Sunday – closed

Bedford Crisis Café
Monday – closed
Tuesday – closed
Wednesday – closed
Thursday – 5pm – 11pm
Friday – 5pm – 11pm
Saturday – 5pm – 11pm
Sunday – 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. 

We will be look to launch a further Crisis Cafe in Milton Keynes this summer, please visit this page again later in the year for further information. 

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 during these hours.

 

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