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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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Nigel Bunney at Emmaus
A formerly homeless man is now in his own home and volunteering for local charity Emmaus Village Carlton that helped him overcome a life-time of mental...
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...
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Mental Health Awareness Week launches this week and Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to be kind to others and to themselves with this...
Dr Navina Evans Chief Executive of ELFT
Tackling health and social inequalities is a priority for the leader of the NHS Trust providing mental health and community health care across Bedford...
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...
Homeless Adam
This week is the UK's first Homelessness Awareness Week, a series of events in Bedford to highlight awareness of the challenges facing homeless people, the charities helping then and break the...
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...
A Turvey Primary School pupil's 'happy song' - written as part of the school's Children’s Mental Health Week - is guaranteed to brighten up your day...
‘Every Mind Matters’ is the focus of this year's World Mental Health Day in Bedford on Saturday (10 October).And while ordinarily, Harpur Square...
After listening to the concerns of parents, carers, practitioners and school staff, about how they can access support for mental health and wellbeing, Bedford Borough Council has launched a...
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...
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...