A family from Bedford whose lives have been devastated following the death of their son are taking part in two local initiatives to improve understanding of mental health and suicide...
22-year-old Katie lives in Bedford with their parents and sister. However, they may as well be on death row. For the last eight years, Katie has been living with diabulimia...
Crisis cafe
A crisis cafe is being launched in Bedford this month, providing support and a safe place for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis...
Weller Wing
Health chiefs are inching towards replacing a mental health inpatient unit in Bedford – three years after closing the town’s Weller Wing...
Bedford Borough has been chosen to be among the first areas in England to introduce a pilot scheme to offer maternal mental health services to women from next April...
Jon Pauling Bedford Hospital 'North Wing' fire6
A new £60m mental health building in Bedford is “a once in a generation opportunity for the people of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford borough”, a meeting heard. The potential investment on the site of the Bedford Health Village on Kimbolton Road would almost certainly lead to...
Today (Monday), marks the launch of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness of mental health in the UK. Now in its 21st year, the campaign...
Weller Wing
A Bedford pensioner is currently enduring a 140-mile round trip to visit his wife who is being cared for in East London as there are no suitable mental health inpatient beds in Bedfordshire. The case highlights...
If there’s something Bedfordians are good at, it’s stepping up. When we can see something’s missing, we put our heads above the parapet, roll up our sleeves and give it a go...
Two local projects have been launched to provide much-needed mental health support to those in crisis. A locally-produced documentary and new men's counselling service are both highlighting the tragic gaps in the current mental health funding...
The dedication and commitment of outstanding NHS staff from Bedfordshire and Luton has been celebrated at a glittering awards event in London, with three Bedford-based winners.
Boys from Bedford School's Upper Sixth have transformed a 70s disco smash into an ode to growing a tash - to raise awareness of men's health and...