Coming Soon – Young Person’s Sanctuary in Luton
Mental Health Crisis Support for 14-17yrs
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 adults in need of mental health support.
The new service will offer free help and advice for anyone between 14-17yrs.
The Young Person’s Sanctuary will open its doors at Resolutions Hub in Castle Street, Luton on Monday, 20th March, and run from 4.00 pm -10.00 pm, (Mon – Sunday), 365 days of the year. Our Wednesday night Sanctuary will be held at Luton Wellbeing Centre, Dumfries Street, Luton.
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. There is no need to call and book an appointment, simply drop in and 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. The teams will also be able to refer and signpost to other services if required.
The Young Person’s Sanctuaries were identified as the preferred support option during a round of public focus groups held to shape a new 24-hour extended mental health crisis care for young adults across Bedfordshire and Luton.
“The schools do not have the resources to meet the needs of children with mental health problems and it took 9 months to get support and by this time it was too late…”
The Young Person’s Sanctuaries will be a key element in the new-look structure by providing fast, personal help without the need for long referral waits.
This launch will be followed by our Bedford provision on Monday 17th April. Further details for this will follow shortly,
For more information about our Young Person’s Sanctuaries, please visit our website. Young Person’s Sanctuary – Mind BLMK (mind-blmk.org.uk)
Speaking out – especially to those close to you can be the first step to seeking help and finding ways to cope with how you are feeling.
Posted on: 5th March 2023