If you or somebody else is in need of immediate assistance call 999

If you are being seen by a community mental health team please contact your care coordinator or the duty team during office hours.

After hours, contact the out of hours’ number provided by your mental health service provider or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency Department.

In Bedfordshire and Luton, mental health services are provided by East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) and can be contacted on 01582 708999 during office hours or visit their website.

The nearest A&E Depts in Bedfordshire and Luton are –

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust,
Dunstable Road, Luton. LU4 0DZ.
Telephone: 0845 127 0 127
Online: www.ldh.nhs.uk

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust,
Kempston Road, Bedford, MK42 9DJ.
Telephone: 01234 79 59 01
Online: www.bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

Other services you may find helpful:

Samaritans Tele 08457 90 90 90 (UK) Every day, 24 hours a day.

Sane Tele 08457 67 80 00 (UK) Every day, 6pm – 11pm. www.sane.org.uk

Centre For Mental Health, Helplines & Crisis Contacts in the UK


The Organisation, Time to Change, challenge mental health stigma and discrimination in society, but their website is incredibly useful and helpful in providing contact details for a variety of support services in the UK.


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