Crisis cafe offers a way to talk about mental health in Luton and Houghton Regis

A charity which supports people with mental health issues in Luton and Houghton Regis has been highlighting its services.
The cafes offer help to anyone who needs itThe cafes offer help to anyone who needs it
The cafes offer help to anyone who needs it

Mind BLMK works across communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing by working closely with a range of partners.

It offers a number of activities from its wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes.

The charity has multiple crisis cafes across Luton and Central Bedfordshire for adults in crisis over the age of 18.

It is also planning to launch its’ Young Persons Sanctuaries across the area in July, which will be available to support young people aged 14 – 17 in or approaching a mental health crisis.

The drop in centres, which do not need an appointment, aim to offer a safe. calm and relaxed atmosphere, a one-to-one session with a trained

mental health worker, support to identify positive mental health coping strategies, and advice and guidance about other support services available in your area.

Users can meet by a trained mental health workers, who will listen and help identify ways to address the problems clients are facing.

It has Crisis Cafes in Luton at Luton Wellbeing Centre, 46-56 Dumfries Street, Luton, LU1 5BP, open seven days a week between 5pm and 11pm, including bank holidays.

Houghton Regis Crisis Café – Townsend court, LU5 5BF, open on Saturday – Wednesday from 5pm – 11pm.

For crisis support outside of opening times, call NHS 111 or contact the Samaritans on 116 123.

The Young Person’s Sanctuaries will be located in Houghton Regis.

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