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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. The Bedford and Luton Young Person’s Sanctuary are now open 7 days a week, please see the opening times below.

Young Person’s Sanctuary

Mind BLMK are delighted to be working collaboratively with CAMHS and East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) across Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford, to provide crisis services for young people in need of mental health support. 

Our Young Person’s Sanctuaries 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 youth mental health worker who will listen and help you identify ways to address the problems you are facing.

Who are the Young Person’s Sanctuaries for?

  • Young people (14-17yrs) who are experiencing mental distress or crisis as well as those looking for a safe space to access some support.  No one will ever be turned away.
  • Young people are welcome to bring anyone from their support system.
  • Young people do not need to be known to mental health services to attend. Young people can still attend even if they are currently receiving support from CAMHs.

What can you expect?

  • A safe, non-judgemental, and relaxed space.
  • A confidential one-to-one session with a trained mental health worker.  During your first session, a youth mental health worker will explain the confidentiality policy to you.  In the instance where we may need to share certain information with a third party pertaining to a potential risk, we will have a discussion with you first.
  • Support to identify coping mechanisms and building emotional resilience.
  • A step-by-step tailored guide on how to access support and keep safe.  

Do you need an appointment?

Each Young Person Sanctuary is now operating a drop-in service and an appointment is not required.








Where are the Young Person Sanctuary’s based?

Luton Young Person’s Sanctuary:

  • Young Persons Hub, ResoLUTiONs, 89 Castle Street, Luton LU1 3AJ: Monday – Sunday 4pm – 10pm
  • Please note: ResoLUTiONS has two buildings, one located in Victoria Street and one location in Castle Street. We are based in Castle Street, opposite Matalan. 

Bedford Young Person’s Sanctuary:

  • CAMHS, 5-7 Rush Court, Bedford MK40 3JT: (7 days a week) 

The Bedford Young Person’s Sanctuary is open on Monday – Friday from 5.00pm -10.00pm, Saturday – Sunday 4pm – 10pm.

Central Bedfordshire Young Person’s Sanctuary:

  • Leighton Buzzard; Meadow Way Community Centre, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3FS 
    • Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4pm – 10pm
  • Houghton Regis; Houghton Regis Children’s Centre, Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5JB
    • Monday and Tuesday 4pm – 10pm
  • Sandy; Sandy Children’s Centre, Laburnum Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1HQ
    • Opening Saturday 30th September
    • Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 10pm

Milton Keynes Young Person’s Sanctuary


Questions about the service?

If you would like further information about our Young Person’s Sanctuary, please email us on: [email protected]  (please note this inbox is monitored between 4pm – 9:30pm).

Please note: This is for enquiries only as referrals are not necessary. Please also be advised that we cannot offer crisis support over the phone during these hours.

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This service has been funded by East London NHS Foundation Trust

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