Bedfordshire Services 2018-08-13T09:55:38+00:00

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CHUMS currently delivers nine services across Luton & Bedfordshire, although not all are available in both areas.   Supporting children and young people is at the heart of everything we do, and we are passionate about supporting as many children and young people as we can.  We recognise that one size does not fit all which is one of the reasons why we have developed our unique service model.

Our services wherever possible support the family as a whole as we know that sometimes everyone in the family needs a little help, not just the child who has been referred.

All our group workshops support parent/carers as well as their children.  Some of our current service delivery is also directly accessible to adults.

The chart below aims to give a quick overview of the services available, where they are available and who can access them.

Please click on any of the service names to take a closer look at that service.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our staff on 01525 863924 or you can email and your email will be directed to the relevant staff member.

Services Ages   Luton   Bedfordshire  
Bereavement  – supports children and young people and their parent/carers in a variety of ways, when someone close to them has died 3-18
Emotional Wellbeing – supports children and young people with a mild to moderate mental health difficulty by offering short term individual interventions and group work 0-18
Trauma – supports children and young people who have been traumatically bereaved and where accessible offers support to young people who have been sexually abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed another traumatic event 5-18
Traumatic bereavement only
Recreational Therapeutic Service  provides alternative, less traditional therapeutic support to children and young people through mediums such as music and football. Aimed at those with mild difficulties around challenging behaviours and/or anxiety, low self-esteem and low confidence. 8-14 Available to schools Available to schools
Bedfordshire Suicide Bereavement – offers support following a death by suicide.  This service offers practical and emotional support immediately after a death as well as ongoing group support All Ages
Young Carers – supports children & young people who undertake practical and caring tasks within their families.  Support is offered individually, in groups and with social activities 5-25
Babyloss Service – individual and couples support, ongoing group support and annual memory day and remembrance service Adults & Families
Friendship Scheme – Friday evening social group for young people with disabilities with some activity days during the holidays 13-25
Family Wellbeing Team – early intervention support for children and young people and their parent/carers when there is an emerging mental health difficulty 5-18
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