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Urgent Mental Health Support in Bedfordshire and Luton

Urgent Mental Health Support in Bedfordshire & Luton

Sometimes people can be in a mental health crisis or need urgent support. It may be due to thoughts of harming themselves or others, or suicidal thoughts, or it may be that the symptoms of mental ill health are making it difficult to manage and support is needed very quickly. 

Social Worker

Are you known to us?

If you are known to a mental health team and it is Monday–Friday 9am–5pm please call that team on the usual number for support and advice. 

If you are not known to services and/ or it is out of hours, there is support available. 

NHS 111 and other support services

NHS 111 service/ Mental Health Crisis Line: 24 hours a day
Tel:111 and then select the Mental Health Option 
Here you can speak to a mental health professional who will direct you to the appropriate team for your needs.

Samaritans (available 24hrs a day)
Tel: 116 123

Mind Young Person's Sanctuaries in Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton.

Mind BLMK Crisis Cafés
(every evening 5 - 11pm)

  • Luton Crisis Café - Luton Wellbeing Centre, 46-56 Dumfries Street, Luton, LU1 5BP (5-11pm every day)
  • Bedford Crisis Café - Florence Ball House, Bedford Health Village, 3 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NX (5-11pm every day)


  • Houghton Regis Crisis Café - Townsend Court, Mayer Way, Houghton Regis, LU5 5BF (5-11pm Saturday to Wednesday)
  • Biggleswade Crisis Café - The Lawns Resource Centre, The Baulk, Biggleswade, SG18 0PT (5:30-11pm Thursday and Friday)

​​​​​​If you would like further information about Mind BLMK’s Crisis Cafés, please contact them on: 

Tel: 0300 330 0648 (open 9am – 4:30pm). 
Website: Mind BLMK

For emergencies only

Please only attend the Emergency Department at the local hospital if there are also concerns about your physical health or if you have been advised to attend by the crisis team, crisis line, or emergency services, or if there is an immediate risk to your life.