Mind BLMK launches its Young Person’s Wellbeing Navigator Service in Central Bedfordshire
Wellbeing and Mental Health support for people aged 16-25yrs
Mind BLMK is delighted to be working collaboratively with Central Bedfordshire Council and the BLMK Integrated Care Board to provide bespoke mental health support for young people aged 16-25 years across Central Bedfordshire.
This new provision is part of our ongoing commitment to helping some of the most vulnerable young people in Central Bedfordshire, including those who may reside in the most deprived areas, identify as LGBQT+ or who are questioning their identity, young carers, young people who are neurodiverse or those who are care leavers or looked after children.
What to expect?
Working to promote independence and resilience, our Young Person’s Wellbeing Navigators over 8 x 1-hour sessions will provide 1:1 support to young people enabling and equipping them with the tools, skills and knowledge they need to navigate life’s challenges and positively manage their mental health and wellbeing.
The support will take place in an agreed location, date and time, either face-to-face, online or by phone. Working through a personalised co-produced toolkit, the Young Person’s Wellbeing Navigator Service will encourage, explore and provide advice and guidance, signposting to other services available in the area where appropriate.
“As a teenager, there has always been an unspoken stigma against mental health. We need a place to go where we can get early intervention and support before it gets too late!”
Individuals aged 16-25 living in or attending an education setting in Central Bedfordshire who are looking for support with their well-being and mental health can refer themselves directly into the service.
Or with the individuals consent a referral can be completed on their behalf by third party such as a GP, mental health worker, teacher/tutor, support worker, or friend/family member.
The service will launched today (Tuesday 2nd May) with a drop-in session held every Thursday 4.00 pm-6.00 pm at Flitwick Hub (behind the village hall).
Posted on: 2nd May 2023