Mental Health provider for Bedford
ELFT is the provider of Camhs and
adult mental health services in Bedford (as well as Central Beds
ELFT has a corporate Safeguarding Children
Team led by Jan Pearson, Associate Director for Safeguarding
Children since 2003.
Mental Health Local Contacts
Mind support adults with mental health or wellbeing needs. They
have services and support across Bedfordshire and Luton.
Telephone: 0300 330 0648
Bedford Open Door
Bedford Open Door is Charity providing FREE and
confidential counselling to young people. Counselling is provided
by a team of fully trained, experienced and friendly volunteer
Able to see clients aged 13-17 who live in Bedfordshire.
Clients can drop into the building between 10.30 -12.00pm on a
Saturday morning and have
a chat with a counsellor.
The office is usually staffed Monday to Wednesday 9.00 - 2.00pm
and Thursday and Friday 10.30-2.00pm
for enquiries Call 01234 360388 or email: email@example.com
Recognise that relationship difficulties affect children and
young people too. Our FREE 'Talktime' service is a young people's
counselling service designed to support children aged between 10
and 21 years.
Relate counsellors are experienced relationship experts who can
help children and young people to talk honestly and openly and
can support them with problems like:
- Parental divorce and separation
- New step-parents / siblings
- Difficulties and conflict in relationships
at school, with peers, siblings or you're your parents
- Sexual identity
- New relationships
- Loss and bereavement
- School transition
- Witnessing domestic violence in the family
To book an appointment in Bedford and Central Bedfordshire
please call 01234 356350 or
Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group have
issued a series of Mental Health Self Help guides on a range of
topics. They have video, audio and ‘email a friend’ options,
as well as the option to download in leaflet form. Access
these guides here.
Childline counselling sessions about mental health
The NSPCC highlights statistics which show that mental health
and depressive disorders are among the key issues for children
contacting Childline. Figures published to coincide with Children’s
Mental Health Week show that: there were 50,819 counselling
sessions relating to suicidal feelings, self-harm, mental
health/depressive disorders in 2015/16; 1 in 6 of all Childline
counselling sessions were focused on these mental health issues;
girls were almost 7 times more likely to seek help than boys.
Advice is given on spotting the signs of mental health issues and
how to support children who are affected.
NSPCC Date: 06 February 2017