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If you need urgent help, we are here to support you and there are other people and organisations out there that can also help.

Mind BLMK – Crisis Café

Our Crisis Café is available for everyone in Bedford, Luton, and Milton Keynes, between 5.00pm – 11.00pm each evening, 365 days a year. For more information about this service and how to access support, please call 01525 722 225 or visit our Crisis Café website page here

GP surgery: 

You can contact your GP if you are in distress, there will be an out of hours or emergency number on their answer machine.

North and Mid Beds Crisis Team

01234 315691

Luton and South Beds Crisis Team

01582 556971

If it is appropriate a social worker on duty will arrange for a mental health assessment. 

Milton Keynes Assessment and Short Term Intervention Team

01908 605650 

MK Mental Health Service

The Out-of-Hours Urgent Advice Line: 0800 0234 650.


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The Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Accident and Emergency hospital department

If you feel suicidal and would like to see a professional urgently, you can visit your local hospital accident and emergency department. There will be a duty psychiatrist available to assess your needs and assist in finding the necessary support.

Non-emergency NHS helpline


You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation. 

Emergency services


If you or somebody else is at risk due to a mental health crisis, you should ring for the police or an ambulance.

National Mind

0300 123 3393

The MindinfoLine offers callers confidential help on a range of mental health issues. Calls from anywhere in the UK are charged at local call. Their website also contains useful factsheets on mental health issues and booklets on specific topics can be purchased from their online shop.

Women’s Self Injury Helpline

0808 800 8088 www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Emotional support, listening & signposting for women affected by self injury

Monday to Friday 7pm – 10pm

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