Mind BLMK are finalists at the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2024!

Mind BLMK are finalists in three awards categories at the SME Bedfordshire Business Awards 2024.

We are finalists alongside other amazing charities and organisations, and are honoured to be recognised for the work that we do. These awards are a reflection of the amazing work our staff and volunteers do day in, day out to support individuals across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Posted on: 29th April 2024

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#WearitBlue this Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 takes place from 13 to 19 May, and the theme this year is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

Physical activity and exercise can have a positive impact on our mental health, in lots of different ways. But for some of us, getting active can be a struggle – including those of us who live with mental health problems. 

Posted on: 24th April 2024

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“From my lowest point to the highest peak!”

Nadia and her team are taking on the Everest expedition to raise vital funds for Mind BLMK and raise awareness of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in loving memory of their sister.

Nadia is one of four sisters who call themselves ‘the Power of 4’ because their bond is unbreakable, a fusion of love and strength encased within a deep connection. Sadly, they lost our youngest sister, Zena, to mental health and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). She lifted every heart and showed incredible kindness.

Posted on: 17th April 2024

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David takes on the Blackpool Marathon after a 29 year hiatus!

David has been involved with Mind BLMK for years from volunteering at our Central Bedfordshire support groups, to virtual fundraising in 2020.

David is an avid runner and part of the Stopsley Striders running group. He last ran a Marathon 29 years agin in London, but due to greater work commitments and viral illnesses, he didn’t have the capacity to train for and tackle a Marathon for many years.

Posted on: 15th March 2024

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Small Talk Saves Live 2024 Campaign

If you think someone might need help, trust your instincts and start a simple conversation. You could save a life.

Since launching in 2017, Small Talk Saves Lives has successfully raised awareness within railway stations and other public settings about the need to trust your instincts and start a simple conversation if you think someone might need help.

Posted on: 21st February 2024

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Calling all 18-25 year olds in Luton…

We are holding an open day at our Luton Crisis Café on Tuesday 6th February from 5:15pm for anyone 18-25 years old.

The open day will give young people an opportunity to come and tour the Luton Wellbeing Centre, meet the team, have some light refreshments and find out how our Crisis Cafés can support you.

It will also be a chance to share your ideas and feedback with us and tell us what really matters.

Posted on: 26th January 2024

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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…

Posted on: 28th October 2023

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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.

Posted on: 26th October 2023

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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.

Posted on: 5th October 2023

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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.

Posted on: 29th September 2023

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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. 

Posted on: 20th September 2023

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Mark’s Luton Town Premier Pedal Challenge…

Mark has raised £27,000 over the past 2 years through his cycling challenges. We’re delighted that he has chosen to support Mind BLMK this year.

During Luton Town’s last season, Mark cycled to 116 football clubs in 34 days – a total of 2,500 miles. He told himself that this would be his last challenge, but after Luton Town’s huge success in reaching the Premiership League, Mark knew that this season’s challenge would allow him to visit some of the UK’s most prestigious football grounds.

Posted on: 26th July 2023

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