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COVID-19 precautions at Suffolk Mind

Update: Friday 21st August 2020

A message from our CEO, Jon Neal to people who use our services, our supporters, staff and volunteers.

We’re starting to make plans to re-open some of our services in September.

For example, some face-to-face counselling, for people that are comfortable with it, in Bury St Edmunds and Saxmundham, and our work with primary schools, EARLY Minds, will begin again.

We’ll be piloting a face to face group for Waves, our service for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.

One of the positives to come out of this coronavirus pandemic is that we intend to continue at least one virtual Waves group on a permanent basis, to improve access for people who can’t get to groups.

All of this will happen in a safe way, respecting physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

While some of our training is starting up again, our courses for members of the public remain on hold for the moment.

This includes our popular Suffolk’s Needs Met sessions, which enables people to look after themselves and those around them better. These are usually freely available to people in Suffolk.

We’re working hard to update and expand our free online resources to make up for some of this shortfall. Do keep checking our website for more.

Otherwise, we continue to deliver supported housing, Suffolk Night Owls, Connect, Greencare, Suffolk Work Well and all our other services the way we have over the last few months.

Our staff are working from home where they can, coming into the office if they need to and are able to in a safe way. Where it is safe to do so, we’re also bringing back some of our valued volunteers to support our work. We’re still considering our options for service delivery in the short term in Ipswich while we plan for a longer term permanent presence in the town.

If you would like more information, or have any questions about our services, please get in touch.

Stay safe, and thank you for your ongoing support. Jon

Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 20th March 2020

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