Community Groups

These groups are organised and facilitated by service users and participants benefit from the exchange of mutual support.  The groups enable service users to build the skills and confidence needed to take control of their own recovery.

These groups have been initiated by people using mental health services in Suffolk who take responsibility for the groups themselves.  Some Peer Support Groups take place at Community Wellbeing venues whilst others take place in community venues such as libraries, community centres and church halls.

All The Kings Men - An art group mainly for men over 50 that takes place in a relaxed and sociable environment. We'll be making art in the yard of the Kings Arms pub every Tuesday from 10am-midday July 11th until August 29th. Come along rain or shine, there are plenty of dry and warm spaces and Kings Kitchen will be selling hot drinks and excellent food throughout the morning. No experience is needed, all art materials are provided and best of all, its free. Just turn up on the day or get in touch with Liz and Jacquie if you'd like to know more. Email:
Click here for the flyer.

Bi-Polar Support Groups - Thursday (1st) of the month 6.00pm - 7.30pm -  Held at Suffolk Mind, Ipswich, IP1 3ED - Contact Bi-Polar UK 020 7931 6480 

Monday (2nd of the month) 6.30-8.30pm - Held at Friends Meeting House, Bury St Edmunds -  Tel: 0845 4349968. 

Eating Disorder Group - Meetings will start on the 22nd June and will then be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.   Please note new location as meetings will be held at Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1BZ  Contact 0300 111 6000 for more information.

Enigma - Peer Support Group, aimed at people over age 18, who endure long term mental health problems, emotional distress and anxiety which impacts on their day to day living. The aim of the group is to support people by working through a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills Workbook learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress intolerance skills. They are not a group that advises people that they should do during their recovery journey, they offer support and encourage coping strategies and help to achieve a better understanding of positive mental health and wellbeing. Please Contact Linda Attwood 07866 617062 or Dani Davis 07806 881349

Friends of LIFE, People Plus Group - Friends group in Haverhill, for more information about the group get in touch with Harry on 01440 713 633. Click here to look at the poster.

Ipswich Anxiety Support Group -
 For adults with anxiety, depression. We meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Quaker Meeting Hosue, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, IP1 3JH from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. There are no meetings of bank holidays, we do hold regular social events in Ipswich. We ask for a £1.50 contribution per session to help with our costs. Contact Anna Palmer or call 07850241961 for more information. 

Like Minds - Peer group meetings for people in second tier mental health support - Tuesdays from 1pm until 4pm at Long Brackland in Bury St Edmunds. Contact 0300 111 6000

Make It -  Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Held at Suffolk Mind, Long Brackland, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1JH    Make It is an open ended art group for people with a severe mental health diagnosis. It provides a supportive, relaxed, friendly, accepting place for people to enjoy time painting and socialising together. Contact 0300 111 6000

Phoenix Group - Quaker Meeting House, Ipswich Friday 10.00am -1.00pm.   Gerry Parsons 07927 739020

PSN Network - The PSN Network Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Westgate Street, Ipswich, starting 6.30pm for 6.45pm through until 9pm and at The Willows in Saxmundham on the 1st Tuesday of every month.   NB (For people who have completed the full PSN training course)

For more info on Network meetings contact Contact Steve Roche on 07727 658947


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