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Mental Health

Bedford Hospital

Bedfordshire Wellbeing IAPT Service

Mental health services in Bedfordshire are provided by East London Foundation Trust.

Do you feel stressed, panicky, have problems with low self-esteem or feel low or depressed? The Bedfordshire Wellbeing service is designed to help people like you to manage their everyday problems. It is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for a range of common problems, and is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Therapists will listen to you to understand how you have been feeling. They can then discuss with you the next steps to help you to feel better about things, make changes that you want to make and to feel more positive about your life.

The wellbeing service will work out a tailored plan for you to help you move forward. Either face to face therapy conversations, workshops, a course or an online wellbeing programme.

Please note that this is not a 24 hour helpline and should you require immediate help please contact your GP, visit your local Accident and Emergency Department, or call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

How can I access the service?

If you are 17 and over then we can offer quick and easy access to help and support. Contact will be made to offer you an appointment within a couple of days.

  • Or contact your GP to arrange a referral.

The service is available to anyone who is registered with a GP in Bedfordshire.

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