ICUsteps Bedford is a support group for ex-ICU patients, their families and friends run by former intensive care patients, relatives and health professionals. It was developed to provide on-going support after discharge for patients and relatives who have encountered critical illness.

Sharing experiences with others has helped people understand that they’re not alone in what they feel and think, and that more often than not, what they’ve experienced is normal for someone who’s been through a period of critical illness.

Talking to others who've been through similar experiences and are at different stages in their recovery can help reassure patients and relatives that there is light at the end of the tunnel and dispel much of their worry.

Whether you're an ex-patient or a relative, being able to talk about what you've been through with people who understand, because they've been through it too, can really help.

If you feel ready to talk, listen and share your experiences please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Maybe you can help someone else!

Get in touch with ICUsteps Bedford

If you'd like to know more, please get in touch and send us a message or phone our Secretary Andrew Davis on 01234 212659

Support group drop-ins

Physical drop-in meetings are currently on hold but online alternatives are available. View the support group page for more information or try the online community.

We'd be happy to provide support over the phone or, if appropriate, can arrange home visits. If this is of interest, please get in touch with us using the form above.