Ethics and Well-being

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Mental Health Mates meet again!

In early March, a mental health support group launched in Bedford, joining over 20 other towns and cities throughout the UK to provide peer support in a casual and informal environment. So successful was the inaugural meeting and walk, that Mental Health Mates, led by volunteer Lesley Quinn, will meet on the first Saturday of…

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Ethics: A Rush of Blood?

By Lucy Bywater I recently reached a little milestone for which I unexpectedly received a certificate and pin badge in the post: I’d donated blood a total of ten times. The certificate is with the other stuff stuck to the fridge and to be honest I probably won’t be wearing the badge but I do…

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Alzheimer’s needs your Support

By Kris Wilkinson-Hughes Recently, as I concluded another Frogs’ Chorus session, the group that comes in after me seemed rather down. It turns out that the Bedford Council has stopped funding the support services they offer to carers and those suffering from the Alzheimers. Currently the Council website says: ‘Carer Information and Support Programmes run several times…

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Let’s #breakthestigma

by Priya Gill @priyangill Last month, Team Clanger joined forces with Ben Salmons from the Let’s Be Open About Mental Health project, to host a #breakthestigma event at Bedford Market. Ben set up the #breakthestigma campaign last year, to get people talking about mental health, to encourage people to ask for help when they need it and to…

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