Mind BLMK Amazon Christmas Wishlist
We have put together an Amazon Wishlist of gifts to support our tombola and raffle at our Mental Elf Fundraising Event on Sunday 10th December. Our major fundraising event ‘Mental Elf’ 5K run is just around the corner. This event is to raise general awareness and vital funds to help support our mental health and wellbeing services in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.
The day is a family event for all and we have lots planned, including a Christmas market (hosted in Shuttleworth House), Santa’s grotto, live music, festive carols, a wellbeing area (in collaboration with Safer Central Beds), food/drink and lots of festive fun!Read more
Mind BLMK Mental Elf Fundraising Event
We are hosting our biggest fundraising event to date ‘Mental Elf 5k Festive Fun Run’ at Shuttleworth. A family-fun event with a Christmas market, Santa’s Grotto, a wellbeing area, food/drink, live music, and lots of festive fun!
On Sunday 10th December 2023, Mind BLMK will be hosting their Mental Elf fundraising event at Shuttleworth. This Mental Elf 5K event will help to raise vital funds, enabling Mind BLMK’s to continue delivering their free services in the local community.Read more
givestars Adventure for Good Grant
Do you yearn for adventure but are limited by funds? Are you also passionate about fundraising for Mind BLMK? givestar’s Adventure for Good Grant is here to help you achieve your goals.
givestar have built an innovative new fundraising platform to make it easier for the next generation to have an impact and create lasting change. With givestar’s Adventure for Good Grant, you too could be setting yourself a new challenge without the worries of the costs…Read more
Mind BLMK’s AGM 2023
On Wednesday 18th October, we had our 2023 Annual General Meeting at The Rufus Centre to celebrate our successes from the past financial year and look forward to our plans for the next one.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our AGM last week. It was great to see lots of familiar faces and lots of new ones from our organisation, our partners and externally from the voluntary and community sector, all striving for positive mental health and wellbeing in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.Read more
World Mental Health Day 2023
Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Federation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.
World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health. It’s a chance to talk more openly about mental health and where people can reach out for help if they’re struggling.Read more
Mental Elf 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities
We are hosting our biggest fundraising event on Sunday 10th December, and to make it a magical event for all, we need your help!
Mental Elf, a 5km fun run, was created by Lancashire Mind in 2014 and traditionally takes place on the last weekend in November or the first weekend in December each year.
A unique event which focuses on bringing people together, not only to fundraise, but to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing. It promotes the benefits of physical activity, connecting people and doing something to help others.Read more
Young Person’s Sanctuary Launching in Sandy!
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.
This new provision in Sandy (at the Sandy and Biggleswade Locality Children’s Centre) follows the successful launch of our Young Person’s Sanctuary in Luton, Bedford, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard earlier this year and it will offer help and advice for anyone between 14-17yrs.Read more
Thank you Asda Biggleswade and Dunstable!
A huge thank you to these two Asda branches for their kind donations that our service users can enjoy in our support groups. Asda have more than 1450,000 dedicated Asda colleagues serving more than 18 million customers who shop in their stores every week.
Each Asda superstore has a Community Champion, and their role is to support groups and projects within the community, as well as managing Asda Foundation grant applications.Read more
Bedford Autodrome 2023
Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, 16 mile or 20 mile at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit! Please be aware that dogs are not allowed at the venue, except guide dogs.Read more
World Suicide Prevention Day 2023
Local Mind Week is a National campaign in the first week of August (1st – 7th August) developed by local Minds.
The campaign seeks to increase people’s understanding of what the network is and how local Minds fit within the wider federation; raise awareness of the types of support local Mind’s offer, while also identifying how people can support their local Mind – either through donations or volunteering.Read more