News Archive August 2019
Suffolk Mind launches support service for people who identify as transgender and non-binary
Suffolk Mind has launched a new weekly support project which aims to improve the wellbeing and emotional health of people who identify as transgender and non-binary.
Evolve Trans is available to all Suffolk residents over the age of 18 who are questioning their gender, on a transitioning journey or who have transitioned. It’s a service to help people feel supported in a safe environment, learn about their emotional needs and potentially forge new friendships
The weekly sessions will be made up of one-to-one appointments, peer support, creative activities, and group work that focuses on wellbeing, emotional health and self-reflection such as understanding relationships and dealing with stress.
Evolve Trans Coordinator, Emily Davey said: “This is a fantastic project which will enable the transgender and non-binary population of Suffolk to get their voice heard. Evolve Trans aims to promote and support individual needs and bring like-minded people together, helping to prevent any potential isolation and promote positive mental health. We hope to provide happiness, safety, and new friends to drink coffee with. ”
Suffolk Mind was awarded a grant from Pubic Health Suffolk to fund the Evolve Trans service. There are only 30 spaces available on the project which will run for a year. You can self-refer to join the service here.
Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 28th August 2019
Great East Run - Danny Smy (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019Danny is running in the Great East Run half marathon on Sunday 22nd September, covering a 13 mile route across Ipswich.
Karen Webb - Great East Run Half Marathon (1)
Event Date: 22/09/2019
I have been training for this event this year as part of an effort to get fitter and improve my mental health. I have an anxiety disorder and Suffolk Mind has been a great source of information and support for me; so I would love to repay this by contributing in my small way.
Matthew Long's Sudbury to the Sea Kayak Challenge (1)
Event Date: 14/09/2019
Matthew is kayaking from Sudbury to the coast on Saturday 14th September, all to raise money for Suffolk Mind; it is an organised event by the River Stour Trust and is 24 ½ miles over two days.
Ska'd 4life (1)
Event Date: 09/11/2019
The band Ska'd 4life are hosting a fundraising dance on Saturday 9th November to raise money and awareness 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.
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