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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: burystedmunds@bipolarukgroup.org.

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.

Lift The Cloud

Lift The Cloud provides support for any individual that is affected by ANY mental health issue. We also welcome their supporting friends and family. We meet every other Monday, 10.30am – 1pm at Suffolk Mind and every other Sunday from 10am at Nowton Park. For more information email us at liftthecloudbse@outlook.com or find us on Facebook: Lift The Cloud Bury St Edmunds to stay up with our latest meet ups and fundraising events.

Like Minds

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: likemindsbse@gmail.com or visit our website.

Make It Art Group

Thursday afternoons from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Contact Mandy on 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! 

Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation drop in group, Tuesday lunchtime 1pm to 2pm. Small friendly group, no experience necessary. Learn new skills to help manage stress, anxiety and depression or just to be still. Contact Jane 07747 540 594, jane@light-heart.co.uk, light-heart meditation school.

Minds United

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 jencampbell1974@yahoo.com or Ellie cat4m@tiscali.co.uk or call 0300 111 6000.

New Foundations

Peer support group for people with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits of this. Held on a Monday 11am to 2pm at Suffolk Mind offices in Bury St Edmunds. We are here to support anyone a friendly group. Come along have a drink and chat or join in our arts and crafts. For more information call 0300 111 6000. 

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, yourpartyportraits@gmail.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. 

PSN Network

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 10th September at a cost of £3 per session. People must contact our facilitator Anthony Dooley before hand on 07876 571791.

Groups held in Stowmarket

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. 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 Dani Davis 07806 881349. 

Groups held in Saxmundham

PSN Network

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. 

If you run a peer support group and would like it added to this list, email info@suffolkmind.org.uk with the details.

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