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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: youngdementia@bwis.online, 07885525188.

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: 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.

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. 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! 

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.

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, 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.

Colouring Group

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.

Craft Group

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.

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. 

Sporting Memories

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

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 Jody on 07874 829 920.

 

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. 

 

Groups in Haverhill 

Open Mind

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 openmindinfo8@gmail.com.

 

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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