Groups held across Suffolk
Suffolk Young Dementia Network
This group is based in different areas of Suffolk on a monthly basis and is a gathering point for younger people (under 65-years-old) with dementia and their carers to offer support to each other. For details of future meetings contact the network coordinator: [email protected], 07885525188.
Whether you are managing a caring role, or having a difficult time, or would just like to try something new, singing with others really can make a difference. HeartSong is not a choir, we sit in a circle, teach everything by ear and sing for the joy of it. Come on your own, or with a family member or friend who you think would enjoy the experience. HeartSong meets in Gt Blakenham, Bury St Edmunds and Oulton Broad. Phone Tracy on 07757809297 to find out more and to check dates and times.
Groups held in Bury St Edmunds
Bi-Polar Support Group
Monday (2nd of the month) 6.30-8.30pm – Held at Quaker Meeting House, Garden Room, St Johns Street, Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ – This support group is run by Bi-Polar UK – 0333 323 3885 – Contact: [email protected].
Family Support Group (Substance Misuse)
Are you worried about a loved one’s drinking or drug taking? Is their behaviour becoming unacceptable? Then don’t suffer in silence. The FSG is a friendly, non-judgemental, safe space to meet other people in your situation, offering help and support. Facilitated by a professional counsellor, this established open drop-in meeting is held every Thursday between 6.15pm and 7.30pm at the Mind office, Bury St Edmunds. £5.00 donation per person or family. Contact Sandra: 07702012733 or Di: 07780001424.
A safe environment for anyone struggling with their mental health. Come and have a cuppa, you can arrive or leave at any time. Tuesdays from 2pm until 4pm. Contact: [email protected] or visit our website.
Make It Art Group
Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Call 0300 111 6000 if you’d like to attend. We are an art group for anyone suffering with mental health. We provide a supportive, relaxed, friendly, accepting environment for anyone to enjoy time doing arts and crafts or just come along and have a cuppa and a chat!
We are a mental health peer support group in Bury St Edmunds. We’ve been running since August 2017. Please come and join us for a coffee and a chat. We also run creative art days which include meditation, mindfulness and gardening projects. For more information please contact: Jen [email protected] or Ellie [email protected] or call 0300 111 6000.
Asperger’s Support Group
We are a group for carers with teens and adults with aspergers. We meet once a month on the last Thursday, 10am – 12pm at Edmundo coffee shop in Bury St Edmunds. We offer help, advice and support to promote well being and self help.
Groups held in Ipswich
Anxiety & OCD Support
A friendly informal group offering companionship, support and a listening ear for anxiety, depression, OCD, hoarding & Bi-Polar. No formal advice or structured program, just a group to share, listen and help each other. U18s need accompanying adult. Call Anna: 07850 241 961, [email protected].
Bi-Polar Support Group
This support group is run by Bi-Polar UK – 0333 323 3885 – Contact: [email protected].
For more info on Network meetings contact Contact Steve Roche on 07727 658947.
This weekly Sporting Memories group brings together anyone over the age of 50 to talk about sport and their recollections of great sporting occasions. There will be photos, film, games, quizzes and memorabilia to reminiscence over while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Free activity. More details here.
Swimming Self Help Group
This group provides a social, safe and therapeutic environment for our members to regularly meet and participate in a physical activity which is recognised to assist their mental health issues. The group meets at Fore Street Swimming Pool on Mondays (not bank holidays) from 3pm to 4pm until end of September 2019 at a cost of £3 per session. People must contact our facilitator Anthony Dooley beforehand on 07876 571791.
Groups held in 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. We 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 Jody on 07874 829 920.
Groups held in Saxmundham
The PSN Network Meetings are held fortnightly on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month at The Willows in Saxmundham. 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.
Groups in Haverhill
We offer a free, confidential drop-in service for all adults in the Haverhill area who are experiencing mental challenges. We meet every Thursday, 1.30-3.30pm at Next Door Café, CB9 8HF. We comprise of a team of trained volunteers to offer a listening ear and support – learn through CBT, grief support, anxiety and depression support. Contact Charmaine Slade and Paula Tappin on [email protected].