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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07885525188.
Groups held in Bury St Edmunds
Bi-Polar Support Group
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: email@example.com.
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 at Suffolk Mind, Oriental House, St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and meet every Tuesday from 11am to 2.30pm at Suffolk Mind, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1TZ. 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@example.com or Ellie firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com.
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: Ipswich@bipolarukgroup.org.
Eating Disorder Group
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you run a peer support group and would like it added to this list, email email@example.com with the details.
Bury St Edmunds Round Table Three Peaks Challenge 2019 (1)
Event Date: 29/06/2019
Bury St Edmunds Round Table Three Peaks Challenge 2019
Karen Todd (1)
Event Date: 20/07/2019Following my recent stays in Woodlands, Ipswich and Wedgwood House, Bury St Edmunds. I want to give back to help other people suffering with Mental Health. I have chosen to donate any funds raised for our sponsored "Riding lesson/Hack" to go to Suffolk Mind.
Matthew Long (1)
Event Date: 14/09/2019I have been running my own business helping people since I left the Royal Air Force in 2016. I witness on a daily basis the requirement for help with mental health.
Orwell Challenge (1)
Event Date: 23/06/2019If you love the Suffolk Countryside and would like to support Suffolk Mind, then why not take on the Orwell Challenge and fundraise for Suffolk Mind at the same time?
Peter is running 3 marathons in the Great Barrow Challenge! (1)
Event Date: 29/06/2019
Peter is planning to run 3 of the 10 marathons that form part of the “10 in 10” Great Barrow Challenge marathon series and also raise funds and awareness for Suffolk Mind at the same time.
"I am running for those who have a bad day and need someone to say "Hi", I am running for those
RED January 2019 (24)
Event Date: 01/01/2019
RED January is a fun initiative that encourages you to support your own mental health by doing something active every single day. Some people are also raising money for Suffolk Mind whilst they do it. If you can't find your friend on here, they may be fundraising on Just Giving.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (3)
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 24 hour Suffolk Mind walk (1)
Event Date: 22/06/2019
I am currently training in respiratory medicine and general medicine at Ipswich hospital. I wanted to do something challenging both physically and mentally to raise awareness of mental health at the hospital. I have teamed up with Suffolk Mind who I feel do a fantastic job in the community.
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
Walk This Way (1)
Support this new initiative that raises awareness and funding for local mental health agencies in our area, including Suffolk Mind.