A special thank you to Rhea and Ellie at The Grove Theatre Dunstable

A special thank you to Rhea and Ellie at The Grove Theatre for their kindness, generosity and support

Welcome to the New Academic Year 2017-18

Welcome to the New Academic Year 2017-18 – The Impact team are thrilled to once again be delivering the fantastic You Programmes and our empowering Pathways to Recovery courses.

Passenger to Pilot, controlling the direction of my mental well-being

One of the most important skills I’ve gained from both programs is that I cannot control my past but I can control my future!

Recovering From Anorexia, Bulimia and Depression

From the age of 13, I was severely anorexic, bulimic and depressed, which madly enough was aspirational for my generation. Having a medically defined label was a status symbol, and I had the status, a pyrrhic victory. Continually shifting between not wanting to live and being on the brink of death, under a crumbling facade of highly successful student and popular teenager with a vigorous social life.

Mental Health Volunteers – Information Session

We are excited to be planning a Mental Health Volunteers Information Session (VIS) to be held in August 2017.

It’s all about You at Impact…

It’s always great to get positive feedback, and at Impact we really enjoy pulling all of the comments together for our annual report. The next report will be available in March 2017!

Bedford You Programme Postponed

The Bedford You Programme which was scheduled to start on 14th October has been postponed.

If you would like to know when the new dates are available, please get in touch and we’ll keep you up to date.

Community Mental Health Pilot Update

The Community Mental Health Pilot in Central Bedfordshire, funded by the Learning Skills Agency through Central Bedfordshire Council, has enabled Impact this year to deliver 12 two-day YOU Programmes in Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Leighton Buzzard, Stotfold and Biggleswade at a variety of community based venues.

Community Mental HealthWe are happy to report the programmes have provided us with very positive outcomes regarding the benefits to those attending our programmes. As such, it has been agreed to revert the two-day programme back into its original form of six-weeks, at one day a week.

Using the model of intentional peer support, the Impact team will help you identify well-being challenges, find techniques to overcome pressures and barriers and create plans to improve your health & well-being with a clear focus on your strengths to help build recovery plans for the future.

If you would like to know more about The You Programme, click here …