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
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: [email protected].
This weekly adult colouring group is the ideal place to indulge your creative side. A great opportunity to meet new people and chat while colouring! All pencils and templates provided. The group is free to join and meets between 2.00pm – 4.00pm every Monday afternoon at Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ. Pre-booking not required just come along if and when you can.
Make or do something new working alongside others in an informal, friendly setting. This is a weekly group and free to attend – all materials are provided. No need to book, just come along Wednesday afternoons, 1pm – 3pm at Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ.
The PSN Network Meetings are held at Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich on the first Tuesday of every month. 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.
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 – no need to book, just come along. Mondays, 10.30am – 12pm, Quay Place, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ.
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].
2.6 Challenge (8)
Event Date: 26/04/2020Take part in the 2.6 challenge to support Suffolk Mind. Anyone of any age and ability can take on the 2.6 Challenge, with a host of activities – from walking, running, or cycling 2.6 miles, to juggling for 2.6 minutes, or holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
Ben Burgess (1)
Event Date:Ben is raising money for Suffolk Mind.
Beth from Applaud Coffee, Ipswich (1)
Event Date:Beth from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich is hosting coffee workshops online and supporting Suffolk Mind at the same time.
Cheryl Pethybridge (1)
Event Date: 20/09/2020
Cheryl is taking part in the Brighton Marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Emily Burrell (1)
Event Date: 28/06/2020
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from mental health problems each year. So I have decided to do a skydive in aid of Suffolk Mind to try and help local people in need of support.
Fire Walk (44)
Event Date: 26/02/2020
The East of England Co-op are hosting a firewalk to raise money for Suffolk Mind, on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge.
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Kelly Porter - Harwich half marathon (1)
Event Date: 05/04/2020
Kelly Porter is taking part in the Harwich half marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Kirsty Gardner (1)
Event Date:Kirsty is painting for Suffolk Mind.
Link Mortgage Services (1)
Event Date:Dress down days at Link Mortgage Services.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Oliver Southgate (1)
Event Date: 10/05/2020
This year, my new year resolution is to help raise awareness of mental health. So what better way than to raise money for a charity that is also personally very close to me!
Simone Cotterill sings live (1)
Event Date: 15/05/2020Simone Cotterill will be singing live on Friday 15th May for Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
The MEL Group brightens up the workplace (1)
Event Date: 22/05/2020The MEL Group is brightening up the workplace on Friday 22nd May.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we