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Bedfordshire Employment and Skills Services

 FREE courses for Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough residents   Local, community based courses  Including Impact Mental Health Peer Support groups  The YOU Programme  YOUR Recovery Pathways  Wellbeing  English, maths and ICT  ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)  Employability and job skills courses to get into work  Advice and Guidance – One to one support to […]

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning For Macmillan

Impact are supporting our friends at the Grove Theatre to celebrate Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September, 10.30 to 12.30. How could you say no to helping a cracking cause and cake all in one morning while raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. In addition, watch a special showing of Calendar Girls Part of […]

Summer Journal 2019

What a year! Our useful range of wellbeing-measuring tools, include the PHQ9 and GAD7, which offer an additional way to measure our learner’s mental wellbeing, particularly the decrease in symptoms of depression and anxiety after completing a programme. The graph below shows the total scores for all learners completing YOU and YOUR Recovery Pathways programmes […]

Volunteers Wanted

More excitement! Impact are recruiting for two volunteers to join our team. The new volunteers will work alongside facilitators, supporting learners and helping the delivery team to continue providing YOU & YOUR Recovery programmes in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford. This will also be an opportunity to gain qualifications and training for those who are considering […]

World Mental Health Day, 2019

Once again, Impact will be celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October with the Grove Theatre Education & Outreach service, sponsored by the Grove Theatre, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. This year’s theme is The Creative Workshop and it would be an understatement to say that the team are excited! Did you know that as […]

New Programmes Starting in Autumn 2019

After a successful tender application with Central Bedfordshire Council, we are delighted to announce Impact will continue to deliver both programmes in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford for a further two-years. Happy days! Our 2019/20 programmes are now on the Impact web calendar for all to see and for registration onto chosen courses. We are excited […]

Going Forward With Life

I initially found out about Impact whilst I was seeing an NHS therapist in the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Centre. A Bedford learner I had hit rock bottom and felt like there was no way out. My mental health was the worst it had ever been. I felt like the treatment I was getting via the NHS […]

I Found Impact

After trying a number of organisations and my doctor to be met with a minimum of 12 weeks waiting lists. My cousin came across Impact through her volunteering with CLI. They immediately offered me a place starting the following week, lucky me 😄 I needed help! After a life with abusive parents I sought a […]

It’s Time To Talk, 2019!

To celebrate and make time to talk, Impact will be at the Chiltern Gateway Visitors Centre on Dunstable Downs this Thursday 7th February at 1:30pm to 3:30 for a very relaxed walk across the top of the Downs and back again for a well-earned cuppa and a natter.