Celebrating World Mental Health Day 2019

October 11, 2019 1:05 pm Published by

This year we celebrated #WorldMentalHealthDay in Bedford along with many of other great local organisations from Bedford, all promoting positive mental health.
Lots of great conversations and social media coverage to raise awareness of  help available locally.

Harpur Square was host to a thriving community all encouraging positive conversations around wellbeing to mark World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10 October.

The Counselling Foundation, was among a collective of local organisations, including, Mind, The Samaritans, Healthwatch, East London Foundation Trust all joining together to raise awareness and the profile of local mental health and wellbeing services available across Bedfordshire.

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day set by the World Federation for Mental Health was suicide and suicide prevention. Suicide statistics across the UK continue to rise, however due to changes in attitudes through positive media coverage, more of us than ever before are discussing wellbeing and sharing our experiences.

The Foundation emphasise that seeking counselling is not just for when you are in crisis; it is an empowering step which can help you gain a deeper insight of yourself. Whether you are looking to understand your personal or professional relationships better, recognise thinking patterns, or help manage your feelings of anxiety, low mood, loss or coming to terms with life changing events, counselling is there to support you.

Fiona di Leo, Bedford Centre Manager said “thanks to Robert Lindsay from Bedford Borough Council for organising the event. It was a rewarding day for everyone involved and will help raise the awareness of mental health and the support that is out there for our community.”

Our range of confidential services from our Bedford Centre on the top floor of The Citizens Advice Bureau, St Paul’s Square, Bedford, MK40 1SQ:-

  • Free counselling for Victims of Crime for anyone affected in Bedfordshire
  • Subsidised long term counselling support
  • Free short term counselling with an NHS referral

Contact us: 01234 346077



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