DRC @ The Wellbeing Centre
3A Woburn Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 1EG


01234 880340

DRC @ The Wellbeing Centre (Bedford)

Who we are

The DRC @ The Wellbeing Centre in Bedford provides a day service to adults who are experiencing mental health problems in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

This is based on group work. The service aims to promote personal recovery; helping people to re-build or develop a life they consider is worth living. Promoting social inclusion is a key factor in all aspects of the services work.

People who attend will be offered;

  • Hope and positivity
  • Help with identify their needs, strengths and goals
  • Support to organize a pathway to recovery using an action plan
  • Encouragement to take responsibility and to develop a sense of agency/empowerment

The service operates in two ways;

1) There is an activity program which attenders will generally come to for more than one day a week attending a number of activities. This can help people start or build-up their ability and confidence socializing; develop their concentration and motivation; and, to learn about their abilities and wishes.

All activities are time limited, usually between 8 to 10 weeks. Current activities include; simple aerobics; playing board games; craft; cooking; art, and computing.

Attendance to the activity program is supported by I:I link worker meetings, attenders and link workers will negotiate when and how discharge from the service will happen.

2) There is a developing set of time limited educational workshops.

These aim to develop understanding and self-management of lived with difficulties. Workshops range from a half day to 8 weeks duration.

Workshops available include; mood & activation; improving self-confidence; introduction to yoga; Lifestyle choices/goal setting; understanding voices, and; relation management.

Workshop attendance is not supported by link worker support; people are discharged at the end of the workshop.

Referrals need to be via a mental health professional supported by the person’s Care coordinator. The DRC positively encourages contact from colleagues to discuss possible referrals


Clinical speciality:

Adult Mental Health Service