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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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...
Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown is bringing a fashion show with a difference to Bedford town centre for World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October, promoting positive body...
Police HQ, The Breathing Space
Bedfordshire Police officers and staff now have a 'breathing space' to take a few minutes out after particularly traumatic events they may have attended or been supporting. The Relaxation Room...
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Bedford and Kempston's Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Ryan Henson, has welcomed his party's initiative to offer mental health training to all local schools and colleges...
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...
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...
Creativity and wellbeing exhibition
A new exhibition of work by NHS employees has launched at the Bluebell Gallery at Bedford Hospital to coincide with #creativityandwellbeingweek...
Mental Health Awareness week
Mental Health Awareness Week (13 - 19 May) is being marked by Bedfordshire Police with series of events for staff and officers to highlight the amount of support that is available to them.
A campaign to promote open and healthy debate about mental health and highlight support available in the area has received some welcome exposure at the Elstow Park and Ride.
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...
The dedication and commitment of outstanding NHS staff from Bedfordshire and Luton has been celebrated at a glittering awards event in London, with three Bedford-based winners.
Attention nurses and healthcare assistants in Bedford: the deadline for entering the prestigious national RCNi Nurse Awards 2019 has been extended until Friday 15 February.