• New website (March 2023) for young carers in Bedfordshire


  • https://advicecentral.org.uk/

    Open Door to Advice in Central Bedfordshire


    A single source of information on a vast range of topics including benefits, debt, disabilities, education, health, housing, immigration, employment & legal.


  • The Sleep Charity is run by a team of specialist trained sleep advisors. Although we cannot give medical advice, we can talk through your issues, offer you some practical strategies and recommend services that could help (please see the poster)


  • Parentline – a secure and confidential text service for parents and carers of those aged 0-19. It offers advice and support on a range of issues such as weaning, sleep and emotional health or how to make an appointment with our team.
    Beds – Text 07507 331456 with your question to start the conversation (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays).
    Luton – Text 07507 331886 with your question to start the conversation (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays).




  • Samaritans – 24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Parents/carers included.) Email – jo@samaritans.org Phone 116 123 (24 hours)


If you are concerned about the immediate health or safety of a child you can contact

YOUNGMINDS Crisis Messenger



Call 111 Option 2 – 24/7 ALL AGES

Young people can talk to a CAMHS professional

directly who can arrange additional support.


A CAMHS clinician will respond and they can also provide self- help resources and

psychoeducation. For enquiries, please call 01234 893362

More-Life – Weight management programme for children and families, information and self-referral form available via https://www.more-life.co.uk/what-we-do/our-services/in-your-area/bedford/