Mental Health

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.

The Bedford Independent was founded to provide the people of Bedford Borough with a modern news desk that would give them easy access to genuine and unbiased Bedford news. We are independent in ownership and opinion.

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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 Bedford-based mental health wellbeing coach is joining forces with a local filmmaker to make a documentary addressing suicide prevention. Sophie Whelan runs Bright Emotions...
Free online workshops providing life skills and promoting mental wellbeing are being launched today by the NHS for children and young people across the county...
A planned overhaul of mental health services in Bedfordshire remains on track if a complex finance arrangement is in place to proceed with the £70m investment. Under the proposals, a £60m...
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...
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Women with intensive mental health needs may still have to travel into London for treatment under a £60million plan to return inpatient mental health services to Bedford. A meeting heard that there are so few women requiring...
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...
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Bedfordshire Police force's mental health street triage (MHST) team have given the BBC unprecedented access to highlight the surge in demand for their services during the pandemic...
A new dedicated website resource for mums and families has been created and designed by those who have been through perinatal mental illness themselves...
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...
Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes mental health experts have collaborated together to create a range of wellbeing webinars for 2021. Three leading Talking Therapy teams from Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)...
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...