Wellbeing Information


Pegasus Scheme

Pegasus is a scheme for people who may have difficulty in communicating their details when making contact with the emergency services.

Register online: www.bedfordshire.police.uk/Pegasus

Email: [email protected]

Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire is a not-for-profit registered charity providing support for carers of family members and friends throughout Bedfordshire.

Telephone: 03001 111919

Website: www.carersinbeds.org.uk


BrSOBS: Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Our aim is to provide peer support to adults bereaved by suicide in a timely open- ended manner. Our vision is that no one bereaved by suicide has to face their loss alone.

Telephone: 07395 024012

Email: [email protected]

Bedford Hospital

Provides support and information to families
of the deceased.

Telephone: 01234 792163 or 01234 355122 X4621

Website: www.bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

The Compassionate Friends

Supporting bereaved parents and their families after the death of their son or
daughter, at any age and from any cause.

Helpline: 08451 232304


Cancer Research UK – Coronavirus Information

Cancer research UK has put together a page with lots of information to help patients with Cancer handle the Coronavirus pandemic.

Website: www.cancerresearchuk.org/coronavirus

The Swallows

“The Swallows” is a Head and Neck Cancer Support Group for patients and their carers, in mid and north Bedfordshire.

Telephone: 07779 169833 or 24/7 support line 07504 725059

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.theswallows.org.uk


Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 02073 784999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Bedfordshire Carers Guide

A guide for Bedfordshire residents, packed with details of local organisations and services that can help those who care for someone who can’t manage without them because of a disability, condition or long-term illness.

For more information

Domestic Abuse

Arthur’s Friends

Arthur’s Friends is a fellowship of male domestic abuse and domestic violence survivors. We offer friendship and mentoring alongside practical, local support to male survivors.

Website: www.arthursfriends.org.uk/

The Emerald Centre

The Emerald Centre Sexual Assault Referral Centre offers free support and practical help to anyone in Bedfordshire and Luton who has experienced sexual abuse. The service is completely confidential and you do not have to give any personal information in order to get help.

Telephone: ​01234 897052

Website: www.emeraldcentre.org

Eating Disorders


Services include a full assessment, a 10 session Eating Behaviour Group, individual sessions, and support groups for both clients and their carers.

Telephone: 01582 457474

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.caraline.com

Drugs and Alcohol

Path 2 Recovery

Path to Recovery (P2R) is a one stop service which provides advice, treatment and support to adults 18+ whose lives are affected by drug or alcohol use. We are open to residents of Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire.

Telephone: 01234 352220

Website: www.elft.nhs.uk

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 03001 236600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: [email protected]

Elderly Care

Age UK Bedfordshire

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 08001 692081

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Bedford Angel Domino Team

Bedford Angel Domino Club is primarily a social group offering senior citizens within the African and Caribbean Community to participate in activities that take them out of living in isolation and become active within the community.

Telephone: 07774 573599

Email: [email protected]

Website: facebook.com/angeldominoteam


Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy

Young People

GP Services for Young People

A useful guide to accessing GP services for young people, aged 13 – 16 years old.

Weight Managment

MoreLife Services

Helping you to get healthy, MoreLife Services run many programmes designed to help you and your family make small changes which make a big difference.

Website: www.more-life.co.uk/bedford

One You Couch to 5K – Mobile App

The Couch to 5K app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers, download the app and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Download from: Google Play: One You Couch to

Download from: iTunes: One You Couch to

Stop Smoking

Smokefree Bedfordshire

Support and services to help you lead a smoke free life.

Website: www.smokefreebedfordshire.co.uk

NHS Smokefree – Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: Google Play: NHS Smokefree

Download from: iTunes: NHS Smokefree