Aliza's Story

18 July 2018

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One of our amazing young people Aliza recently spoke at ELFT's Annual CAMHS Conference about the impact CAMHS has had on her life. It was a very powerful and moving presentation which reminded staff just how life changing and important the work we do with young people is. It also really showed the power of Service User Participation and the journey young people travel in their time with CAMHS. Thanks so much Aliza for being brave enough to share your story.

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CAMHS COMMANDOS at the Bedford River Festival

17 July 2018

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Bedford CAMHS entered a raft in the bi-annual charity raft race at Bedford River Festival on 15th July.  The team 'CAMHS COMMANDOS' valiantly rowed the length of Bedford's Great River Ouse to raise awareness of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  The team comprised of Bedford CAMHS staff:  Karen Dathorne, Caroline Athill, Marion Needs, Dave Morley, and Emma Harbour.  Due to Helter Skelter injury the sixth member of the team was unable to join in but family member, Doug Payne, stepped in at the last minute.

Team member, Karen Dathorne, reported 'It was a hot day and the river was definitely the best place to be.  We hadn't taken part  before and were not aware that it is a tradition for teams to engage in an egg and flour battle at the starting point so we were completely unprepared!  If there was a prize for enthusiasm I'm sure we would have come first, instead of a spectacular last!'

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Phone Lines - Bedfordshire CAMHS, Rush Court - Update

15 February 2018

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 The phone line 01234 310670 is now back up and running.

 There are on-going issues with the number 01234 310800. 

 Please use the following numbers to contact Bedfordshire CAMHS;

 Bedford Team - 01234 310670

 Central Bedfordshire Team - 01234 310669 or 01582 707635.

 Adolescent Mental Health Team - 01234 310952

 Single Point of Entry (Referrals) - 01234 310040

 LAC and Eating Disorders Team -  01234 311136 or 01234 310670

 Neurodevelopmental Team - 01234 310669

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Phone Lines Down at Rush Court

14 February 2018

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The main phones lines are currently not working at 5-7 Rush Court.

The numbers that are not working are 01234 310800 and 01234 310670. 

Please call 01234 310669 if you are trying to contact the Bedfordshire CAMHS teams. 

This matter is being looked into urgently by our IT and Telecoms teams. 

Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused.

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Winner of Young Person of the Year Award

15 December 2017

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Roshni Patel, who accesses our CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) Eating Disorder service, has been awarded the Bedfordshire Junior Young Person of the Year (YOPEY) Award at a ceremony held at the Old Divinity College in Cambridge on Thursday 30 November.

Niki Scott, CAMHS Service User Particpation Lead, Sammie Skinner, Roshni’s Eating Disorder Nurse, Roshni’s parents Nita and Stephen Patel, Steve Gray, Headmaster from Redbourne Upper School and a B-EAT representative attended this inspiring evening.

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