Young Person’s Sanctuary

Young Person’s Sanctuaries are safe, non-judgemental spaces that you can come to if you find yourself in crisis or mental distress in the evenings. You will be met by a trained youth mental health worker who will listen and help you identify ways to address the problems you are facing.

Who are the Young Person’s Sanctuaries for?

  • Young people (14-17yrs) who are experiencing severe mental distress or crisis.
  • Young people are welcome to bring anyone from their support system.
  • Young people do not need to be known to mental health services to attend.

What can you expect?

  • A safe, non-judgemental, and relaxed space
  • A confidential one-to-one session with a trained mental health worker
  • Support to identify coping mechanisms and building emotional resilience
  • A step-by-step tailored guide on how to access support and keep safe  

Do you need an appointment?

Each Young Person Sanctuary is now operating a drop-in service and an appointment is not required.

Leighton Buzzard; Meadow Way Community Centre, Leighton Buzzard LU7 3XY

Opening times:   Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4pm – 10pm

Houghton Regis; Houghton Regis Children’s Centre, Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre, Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis, Dunstable, LU5 5JB

Opening times:  Monday and Tuesday 4pm – 10pm

Sandy; Sandy Children’s Centre, Laburnum Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1HQ

Opening times: Saturday and Sunday 4pm – 10pm


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Last updated: 13/02/2024