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. 

Bi-Polar Support Group - Ipswich - Thursday (1st of the month) 6.00pm - 7.30pm -  Held at Suffolk Mind, Tooley Room, Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ - This support group is run by Bi-Polar UK - 0333 323 3885 - Contact:

Bi-Polar Support Group - Bury St Edmunds - Monday (2nd of the month) 6.30-8.30pm - Held at Friends Meeting House, St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ - This support group is run by Bi-Polar UK - 0333 323 3885 - Contact:

Eating Disorder Group - Ipswich - The Eating Recovery Group is held twice a month, alternative Thursdays between 6pm and 7.30pm. This group is for anybody seeking to improve their relationship with food and anybody managing eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and addiction. You’ll find us in the Wherry Flint room at Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ.

Enigma - Stowmarket - 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.

Ipswich Anxiety Support Group - Ipswich - For adults with anxiety, depression. Every 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at the Quaker Meeting House, Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, IP1 3JH from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. There are no meetings on bank holidays. 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 - Bury St Edmunds - Peer group meetings for people in second tier mental health support or for those who have or are struggling with mental health. Come and have a look, you can arrive or leave at any time. Tuesdays from 2pm until 4pm at Suffolk Mind, Oriental House, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ. Contact: or

Make It Art Group - Bury St Edmunds-  Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Held at Suffolk Mind, Oriental House, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ. 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 doing arts and crafts either using the materials supplied or working on their own projects. And the most important - having a cuppa and a chat! Contact Mandy on 0300 111 6000 if you’d like to attend. 

PSN Network - Saxmundham & Ipswich - The PSN Network Meetings are held fortnightly on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at The Willows in Saxmundham. The Ipswich group is held at Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich on the first Tuesday of every month. Both Groups start at 6.30pm for 6.45pm until 9pm (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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