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...
After a break during the pandemic, a mental health walking group is restarting in Bedford at the end of April. Mental Health Mates (MHM) was set up in 2016 in London by journalist and award-winning author Bryony Gordon...
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...
Pete Thompson
Bedford’s Pete Thompson has skipped his way into the Guinness Book of Records for the second time, achieving 117 double under crosses in a minute in...
A new social media initiative encouraging people to look after their mental health and wellbeing has been launched by Ben Salmons, the founder of the...
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...
World Mental Health Day takes place on Thursday 10 October every year and is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues, tackle the stigma...
Weller Wing
Health chiefs are inching towards replacing a mental health inpatient unit in Bedford – three years after closing the town’s Weller Wing...
MHA Anjulita Court care home music therapy
Bedford care home, MHA Anjulita Court, has been showing the positive impact music therapy can have on residents living with dementia by hosting an open group music therapy...
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...
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...
Eating Disorders week
As part of Eating Disorder Awareness The Higgins Bedford has been hosting the region's very first Recovery Fayre. The started conversations around all eating disorders...