The doors have opened to a new ‘safe space’ in Leighton Buzzard for anyone with mental health concerns.
The Lighthouse, a service inspired by carers and service users, and led by trained volunteers, launched on April 23.
The Lighthouse is open every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 5.30-8.30pm. It is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.
The team of trained Lighthouse volunteers and qualified health professionals will provide support, advice and – if needed – signposting to a range of services in Bedfordshire.
They can help everyone from those feeling lonely or isolated, people with worries about practical issues like applying for benefits, those who want support as part of their recovery, or anyone who feels they are close to or experiencing a mental health crisis.
WHERE ARE WE
Whichellos Wharf, The Elms, Stoke Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 2TD
The Lighthouse is also open on a Wednesday from 10:00 – 15:00 and this session runs out of The Royal British Legion on West Street in Leighton Buzzard.
They are currently looking for a permanent base and then opening times will be reviewed, as The Lighthouse want to be open longer and more frequently.