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Help is available both locally and nationally. Please select the links below for further information.

If you cannot find what you are looking for then contact us on bdap@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk where a member of the team will be able to help you further.

If you are a survivor of domestic abuse or a current victim, there are services throughout Bedfordshire to help you.

Bedfordshire Well Being Service

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service aims to make a positive difference to people’s lives through talking therapies. We are here to help, whatever the cause of your anxiety or depression, sharing your problems could be the first step to recovery. The Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service offers evidence-based psychological therapy to help support and treat common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.…

Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help. People can visit our website, enter their postcode and find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist nearby who specialises in the area of need. Our site also serves as an information hub for people to read mental health-related articles and news,…

National Stalking Helpline

The National Stalking Helpline is run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. The National Stalking Helpline offers information and guidance to anybody in the UK who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking through a freephone number and email facility. We respond to over 3,500 requests for help every year. We have…

Rape Crisis UK

Rape Crisis is a national charity which promotes the needs and rights of women and girls who have experienced sexual abuse, to improve services and to work towards the elimination of sexual abuse.    They raise awareness and understanding of sexual abuse in the wider community and with local, regional and national governments.  Rape crisis are…

Signpost for Bedfordshire

The Signpost Hub is an innovative new approach to supporting those affected by crime in Bedfordshire, putting victims at the heart of everything we do. The hub offers free and confidential support to anyone affected by crime, whether it has been reported to the police or not. This includes victims themselves, bereaved relatives, parents or…

Survivors UK

Survivors UK provides a national helpline and both individual counselling and group work from our base in Shadwell, London, E1. The counselling and groups are for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced sexual abuse at any time in their lives and we also offer workshops for carers/partners/supporters of male survivors. We provide training to professionals…

The Emerald Centre

The Emerald Centre is a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) based in Bedford which covers the whole of Bedfordshire. It is committed to providing a non-judgemental and sensitive service which meets the needs of victims of rape and sexual assault.  It works with partner agencies including health services, police and a huge range of support services…

The Hope Programme

The Hope Programme is an independent registered charity, with a telephone helpline and counselling for people aged over 10 years who have suffered rape and sexual violence, including child sexual abuse. Our services are also available to their non offending family members, partners and carers.

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