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24 hours a day 7 days a week NHS 111 Mental Health Crisis Support in Bedford

Mental health crisis support for all ages is now available 24hrs every day across Bedford by calling NHS 111.

NHS 111 will act as a first point of contact for any adults, children or young people in urgent need of mental health help.

Callers will receive fast and responsive support from NHS mental health professionals by selecting Option 2.

Trust call handlers will complete an immediate telephone triage and then signpost people to help and support or arrange a same-day mental health assessment by our mental health services for children and young people or adults.

“This is a huge step forward in providing more accessible and responsive mental health crisis care for people of all ages,” Dr Angharad Ruttley, the Trust's Clinical Director for Crisis Care in Bedfordshire and Luton.

“NHS 111 is known and trusted by the public and will now act as a first point of contact for people experiencing serious mental health challenges who don’t think they can cope.

“It will also better connect all NHS mental health services across the county.”

The extended NHS 111 service went live at 8am on Monday, June 15, 2020

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Time / Date Details

When is it on
24 hours 7 days a week.

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old