Monthly Archives: November 2019

Episode 6 – What’s on offer in Bedford Borough for SEND children?

Navigating local support and services for children with special educational needs can be cumbersome and stressful. Come listen and learn all about the Bedford Borough Local Offer Service that works tirelessly to bring information about what’s out there into one easy to access website. We discuss how to access the services and also have first-hand feedback from some of our service users about how having a ‘one-stop-shop’ has improved their own well being and that of their family. To take a look at the Bedford Borough Local Offer website, just click the link or cut and paste if you’d prefer. If you are a local service that wants to be included on the local offer website, you can also click the link below and make contact. The more services that make themselves known, the richer the mix of support is available to SEND children.

A plea from us.. Do you use mental health apps?

A quick request from us at CAMHSTalk – do you use any mental health mobile phone or tablet apps? Which ones? how are they useful? would you recommend any specifically? We are going to do a podcast where we review mental health apps on the show and help you to decide which could be useful to you. We are going to bring together professionals and service users and ask them their views. There are loads of apps out there. Some that the CAMHSTalk team already know about, but we want to know about the apps that you use, so we can look at those too.

We hope to bring you the best of the rest.. and make it easier for you to find the apps that work for you..

Come let us know by Clicking here…!


Episode 5 (Part 3) – Let’s discuss Men’s Mental Health

In part 3 we continue the discussions around the need for developing emotional language and where we can support this to happen. We also take a look at not making assumptions about the meaning of expressed emotions such as anger or withdrawal. In the discussion, we also explore generational issues such as parental role modelling and what impacts on our choices around emotional expression.

As this is the final part of the episode, I’d like to say a big thank you to Robert Lindsay, Mark Thomas-O’Keefe, Nicki Scott, Jay and Arron who shared, discussed and debated key issues around men’s mental health. It was a privilege to have contributed to the national/worldwide movement and we hope that you have enjoyed listening in on our discussion. If you’d like to comment. please feel free to share your thoughts or ideas, we would be happy to hear from you!