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Mental Health Forum 2021

Date: 26/08/2021 | Category: CCG News

On Thursday 9th September 2021, Healthwatch Bedford Borough in partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (BLMK CCG), MIND BLMK and Bedford Borough Council will host an online Mental Health Forum.
*This will take place on Zoom.

Our objective is to bring together the public, mental health service users, commissioners, service providers and voluntary sector partners to understand the new policy framework in which services are being developed (Mental Health Transformation Framework).

We aim to look at how this will impact local services; and to hear from service users about their experiences as users of mental health services.

We will look at service user needs and seek to understand what ‘good’ looks and feels like to you. By asking “what matters most to people in Bedford Borough”, we will support open conversation in an independent space that feels safe for people whose voices may otherwise not be heard.

Our aim is to foster a culture that values service users as experts by experience and involves them as partners in defining new care pathways and the co-production of services.

We hope you will wish to take part in what we hope will be a great forum for transparency and honesty from all sides.

Speakers for this event will be as follows:

John wright – Chair, Healthwatch Bedford Borough

Andrew McCulloch – Committee Member, Healthwatch England

Michelle Bradley –  Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing, Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services, ELFT

Caroline Lewis – CEO, MIND BLMK

Dr Roshan Jayalath –  GP Governing Body Member and Mental Health Commissioning Clinical Lead, BLMK CCG & ICS

Jane Yeandle – Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mental Health Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Simran Khinder –  Recovery Service Operational Manager, ELFT Recovery College

Sally Wilkins – Service User

Ashok Khandelwal – Director, Healthwatch Bedford Borough

Dave Hodgson –  Mayor, Bedford Borough Council

Places will be limited, so to register your interest for this online forum, please either email:

[email protected]


send an SMS to: 07936083362

You can download the Mental Health Forum 2021 flyer here.