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.

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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...
Tom Carr
Mental Health Awareness Week (18 -24 May), is an opportunity for all of us to think about a topic that has gained traction in recent years; our mental health. Mental health is...
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...
hand heart
Mental Health Awareness Week launches this week and Bedford Borough Council is encouraging people to be kind to others and to themselves with this...
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...
In March 2017, a mental health support group launched in Bedford, joining over 20 other towns and cities throughout the UK providing peer support...
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...
Mohammad Yasin MP in Parliament
For the third consecutive week, Mohammad Yasin, the MP for Bedford and Kempston, has addressed Boris Johnson at Prime Minister’s Questions...
Bedford prison
A recent study by University of Bedfordshire academics has shown a rising number of prison officers who have experienced aggression or assault at work in...
MIND donation
The mental health and wellbeing charity, Mind BLMK has been awarded £10,000 raised by a charity triathlon with a difference, held by a leading house...
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...
Hannah
A fashion show with a difference made the headlines on BBC and ITV news last night, following an event in Bedford for World Mental Health Day.