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All the latest Mental Health news from across Bedford Borough. Everything you need to keep you up to date with what’s happening in Bedford Borough on your mobile or desktop via the Bedford Independent.

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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...
In September 2021, Bedford barber Fabio Moliterno took his own life after years of struggling with his mental health. A year on, his family have opened up and collaborated with the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Weller Wing
Health chiefs are inching towards replacing a mental health inpatient unit in Bedford – three years after closing the town’s Weller Wing...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...