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    A Social Enterprise with a Big Social Impact on Health & Wellbeing

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    The YOU Programme is about your empowerment, your recovery, your options

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  • YOUR Recovery Pathways

    An enlightening, strengths-based programme helping you make changes, regain control, be resilient and feel better.

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  • Mental Health Training For Companies & Organisations

    Helping both the public and private sectors find sustainable solutions for you and your employees health and wellbeing at work

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This one-day a week programme, held over four weeks teaches people how to manage and reduce negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours, using a wide range of self-management models, tried and tested theories and wellbeing recovery tools.

You don’t have to have a mental health diagnosis to benefit from attending one of our YOU Programmes.

Many people who attend our programmes are struggling with a variety of life challenges, such as

  • depression
  • bereavement
  • relationship problems
  • stress at home
  • stress at work
  • unemployment
  • work-related issues
  • anxiety
  • Covid-19
  • and many other problems that are affecting their quality of living and their overall health.

This course is free to residents of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough.

Impact Mental Health Peer Support have launched an 8 week Your Recovery Pathways programme which is available all across Bedfordshire.

The word “recovery” can mean different things to different people. What we mean by recovery is to use the strengths we have to get better or better manage how we feel.

If you feel you need to make some important changes to have the kind of life you really want, you will learn a huge amount by attending one of our refreshing programmes.

This course is free to residents of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough.

The Unlock YOU Course has been designed to support people who are struggling with the social, motivational, physical and mental impact that Covid-19 and Lockdown has had on their lives.

The course will assist and enable people to learn wellbeing practices, engage with others experiencing similar struggles, build healthy self-support strategies and put into practice new ways of managing distressing, demotivating or negative thoughts and feelings.

Unlock YOU is delivered over four days, usually one day a week, from 09.30 to 14.30 with plenty of breaks.

You can expect interesting and lively learning around rebuilding healthy self-support strategies with topical discussions, activities and a great range of self-care wellbeing practices to choose from to help with your own wellbeing journey.

Helping both the public and private sectors to find mental health training, support and solutions for your employees’ health and well-being at work.

The government has highlighted health and well-being at work to be a key priority to improve the mental and physical health of the nation. Employers already have legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 to support employees with mental or physical disabilities and to make adjustments to enable continuous employment.

Mental Health Courses & Training

Impact Mental Health  is a Peer-Led Community Interest Company providing mental health courses, training and services.

We are experienced in delivering uniquely designed mental health courses, training and services to help individuals experiencing health & well-being challenges to improve their mental, physical, social, professional, spiritual and emotional well-being.

Our programmes provide ways in which individuals can learn how to feel more empowered and get in control of their wellbeing recovery using a variety of tools to change, planning achievable goals and widening their support network with peer support, which can greatly improve the quality of their lives in and out of work. For Employers this can mean a significant reduction in long-term absenteeism due to stress and mental ill health, saving companies thousands of pounds in sick pay.

Learning how to manage stress successfully and implement mental health recovery techniques can increase employee work performance, productivity and improve employee engagement within the company through promoting a culture of well-being.

Our skilled trainers and teachers help you to focus on what recovery and well-being solutions work best for you. We do this through exploring fundamental subjects that help to enhance your journey towards total well-being.

  • Impact Mental Health can provide Workplace Based Mental Health Wellbeing Support and Training Services for employers and work-based mental health sessions for employees, in addition to providing organisation health & wellbeing events.
  • We also deliver a variety of Community-Based Mental Health Courses, Training and Programmes, which can help local communities to establish their own on-going peer support groups for the future and develop their social networking opportunities.

A Social Enterprise with a Big Social Impact

Impact Mental Health is a social enterprise Community Interest Company that specialises in social and work place mental health support to advance societies’ health and mental wellbeing.

As a social enterprise/CIC, the profits we make when delivering our mental heath courses and programmes help us to provide free community based programmes to individuals experiencing  long-term mental ill-health. These programmes can have a life changing effect on communities by significantly improving health and well-being, enhancing local social networks, growing peer support, sharing skills and increasing opportunities for individuals to establish peer-supported routes into volunteering, education and employment.

Déanne Clark – CEO

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Recent Testimonials

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
September 2021

I have more confidence in meditation and breath work, giving each type a fair chance

Mental Health Peer Support
Houghton Regis Learner
November 2021

I love everything about the course. The facilitators are simply the best, always. The teaching is clear and uncomplicated, therefore easily accessible even if not previously in a good frame of mind.

Mental Health Peer Support
Ampthill Learner
September 2021

It was good to know that everyone is in the same boat, the facilitators are so friendly and don’t take everything seriously, there’s lots of laughs and they make you feel comfortable.

Mental Health Peer Support
Flitwick Learner
September 2021

I felt having a number of team members on the course worked well as it helped with the discussions and it made it feel less formal as there was humour too!

Mental Health Peer Support
Biggleswade Learner
September 2021

The shared materials and contact links are useful and the Central Beds Employment and Skills talk at the end of the course was very informative too.

Mental Health Peer Support
Leighton Buzzard Learner
October 2021

I was a bit nervous about going online but the teachers were so welcoming and made sure we all felt relaxed.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
September 2021

The online access to all of the course information taught in the account was really helpful and the Impact team were very supportive.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
September 2021

I really liked the mixture of having a reference book to physically read as well as the online modules. The videos and Ted talks were really inspirational and the tutors were interesting and engaging. I could really relate to them and this made me want to learn more as they all have stories and have struggling with their mental health in the past.

Mental Health Peer Support
Luton Learner
November 2021

It was great to know that the group shared a lot in common

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2021

The relaxed style of the presenters really works well

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2021

I was able to get the tooling I needed to understand what’s happening in my mind and I felt listened to and no longer felt alone

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2019

I really enjoyed chatting in the small breakout rooms and hearing the thoughts and strategies of others.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2019

Fantastic facilitators that genuinely care and have experience with mental health issues.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2019

This is the first course about MH where I have been treated like an educated adult.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
September 2019

This course has given me so much more clarity in my thinking. Feel like I can move on.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
July 2019

One of the best experiences. I truly feel it has improved me as a person.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
July 2019

Very informative and well presented by the tutors.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
July 2019

My time on this course has been immensely helpful in giving me clarity on how to move forwards in life.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
July 2019

Very enlightening – I would ( and have) recommend this course to anyone.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
June 2019

 A relaxed atmosphere and an honest and open approach about mental health experiences.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
February 2018

Thank you so much, I have loved every minute!

Mental Health Peer Support
Leighton Buzzard Learner
May 2019

I have really enjoyed the course, I feel educated and empowered.

Mental Health Peer Support
Leighton Buzzard Learner
May 2019

I have really enjoed the course, I feel educated and empowered.

Mental Health Peer Support
Leighton Buzzard Learner
March 2019

It gave me confidence and self belief. I can now talk about my problems in the open.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2018

This course has been such an eye opening experience. It has given me real hope for the future. Thank you all so much.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2018

The course made me feel much better in myself and made me think I can do things.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
November 2018

The programme was delivered with care and compassion. Excellent facilitators!

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
October 2018

Everything on the course is so good – everyone should do it!

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
September 2018

Finally I understand what is going on in my head

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
September 2018

This course has given me more insight to my mental health than any other help I have received.

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
September 2018

This course has given me so many useful tools and advice to help myself to lead to a happier, healthier life!

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
February 2018

The past is in your head. The future is in your hands.

Mental Health Peer Support
Leighton Buzzard Learner
February 2018

The course was delivered in a very easy to understand manner, helpful, informative. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly, unpressurised. Worthwhile.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
January 2018

So glad and proud I enrolled on this course, it’s just a shame it has to end!

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
January 2018

Thank you for everything – Impact is Life Changing!

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
January 2018

I’ve learned new techniques to improve my well-being – and I laughed every week!

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
January 2018

It has helped me gain control over my mind.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
January 2018

I know I can cope so much better now, thank you!

Mental Health Peer Support
Leighton Buzzard Learner
January 2018

Opened my mind to positivity!

Mental Health Peer Support
Bedford Learner
January 2018

Tremendously empowering! The course has given me the strength to make change and decisions to move my life forward.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
November 2017

I found the course very interesting.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
November 2017

People have been very nice and I have made some new friends

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
November 2017

I have really enjoyed this course. It has given me hope for the future… thank you so much.

Mental Health Peer Support
Biggleswade Learner
November 2017

Great course …facilitators were fantastic.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
September 2017

I have learnt so much from this course, I feel very enlightened and so much stronger.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
January 2017

I had a great laugh and didn’t feel judged.

Mental Health Peer Support
Stotfold Learner
July 2015

Great course! It was really interesting to learn that there are others in the same boat and that I am not alone.

Mental Health Peer Support
Dunstable Learner
July 2015

I felt very strong after the first session couldn’t explain why but so glad I came back to enable me to accept the opportunity to help myself.

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