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Christie Turner the Beford barber looking to cut mental health issues in men
A Bedford barber is on a mission to support men struggling with anxiety, depression and stress, and cut the stigma around men's mental health issues. Christie Turner...
A mental health professional in Bedford who is dedicated to supporting children and young people has received a prestigious NHS award.   Matt Sparks, who works in Bedford for East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), has received the Dr Robert Dolan Leadership Award at the ELFT Staff Awards 2023.   He has been recognised for his work
Mental health
Cuts in NHS funding could reduce, or even close, suicide prevention services in Bedford borough, councillors were told. Cllr Colleen Atkins (Labour, Harpur) told councillors last week...
Wixams from The Causeway. Image: Google Maps Oct 2022
As some of our readers will know, Wixams is a relatively new housing development and parish located just outside of the main town of Bedford. It boasts lakes and vibrant brightly coloured...
This September, Bedford will join dozens of other towns and cities up and down the UK to take part in Bryony's Big Walk, created by the founder of Mental Health Mates. The initiative is a UK-wide call...
Mohammad Yasin MP for Bedford and Kempston speaking in the House of Commons
The MP for Bedford and Kempston accused the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, of "waffle" in answer to a question about funding for a new in-patient mental health facility planned for Bedford...
Mental health
A local mental health programme has won the ‘Innovation of the Year’ award at the National Integrated Health Awards 2023. The Shine...
The mother of Wixams teenager Leo Toze has said that their family feels "re-traumatised" following the inquest into his death by suicide and that she will fight to see...
Mental health rehabilitation service Cedar House at Bedford Health Village could be subcontracted to a voluntary sector provider. A report presented to the Health...
Mental health rehabilitation service Cedar House at Bedford Health Village could be subcontracted to a voluntary sector provider. A report presented to the Health Overview...
A 10-times Guinness World Record holder is aiming to add one more to his tally this week - and he needs our help. Alex Goulding is returning to his old school - Mark Rutherford...
Bedford Health Village
A health organisation intends exploring every funding source available to proceed with its shake-up of mental health services in Bedfordshire. New investment of around £37m is planned...