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Health and wellbeing

Links for your health and wellbeing

Organisations and information sources available for a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics.

Advocacy and mediation

Alcohol and drug dependency

Anger management

  • NHS Choices - Why do you feel anxious and panicky? Video and information to help

  • Rethink - What are anxiety disorders and how can they be treated

  • Mind (National) - Downloadable fact sheet on anxiety and panic attacks

Ask for help


Bipolar disorder

Care Act

Care Act - Information on the new Care Act 2014 including an online video


Healthwatch Suffolk - Have your say about local health services in Suffolk

Counselling and online therapy


Alzheimer's Society - What is dementia?




Hallucinations and voice hearing


  • NHS Choices - Advice and tips for those struggling with problem gambling and worried relatives/friends

  • Breakeven - Free counselling and support for anyone affected by problem gambling

Local organisations’ websites

  • Avenues East - Helping people with disabilities live fuller lives

  • Community Action Suffolk - Helping voluntary organisations across Suffolk

  • Inside Out Arts - Locally based organisation that helps recovery through art and full details on workshops and contacts

  • OneLife Suffolk - Valuable practical advice, guidance and courses to improve your physical wellbeing

  • Lofty Heights - Loft clearing and decluttering service in Suffolk to improve wellbeing

  • Mavam - Community support, decluttering services and much more

  • Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation NHS Trust - Find out about inpatient and community services

  • The Phoenix Project Club - Supportive group that meets in Ipswich with details on how to get in touch

  • SENDIASS leaflets and resources- Leaflets and guides for children, young people and their parents about Special Educational Needs (SEN) from Suffolk County Council

  • Suffolk Care Services Directory- an independent directory of information on social care in Suffolk, including an introduction to what care services are on offer locally as well as information on paying for care, staying independent, and lists of care providers in the county.

  • Suffolk Infolink - Community based database from Suffolk County Council

  • Suffolk Mind - Website for mental health charity with opportunities to improve mental wellbeing in Suffolk


  • NHS Choices - Support and advice on the emotional impact of miscarriage

  • Child Bereavement UK - National charity that supports families through loss of a child including miscarriage .

  • NHS Choices - Information on how postnatal depression can affect you

Money and debt

National organisations

  • Mental Health Foundation - Hundreds of free downloadable resources and fact sheets

  • Mind - Advice and guidance from national charity with up to date campaign news and facts about living with mental ill health

  • Rethink - Information and guidance, local support groups and telephone support both locally and nationally

  • Samaritans - Available 24 hours, 7 days a week

  • Saneline - National campaigning charity, phone helpline (available 1800-2300), information and guidance

Parents and carers

Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) resources:

Personality disorder


  • NHS Choices - Defines the main symptoms of psychosis

  • Rethink - Symptoms, related conditions, and possible causes and treatments for psychosi


  • NHS Choices - What schizophrenia is and how it can be treated

  • Rethink - Information and telephone support with downloadable fact sheets

  • Sane - Downloadable fact sheet


  • Harmless - A user led support service for people who self-harm and for those affected by self-harm

  • Mind - Downloadable information on what self harm is

  • Sane - Free download for people who self-harm or if you are concerned about someone that does

Sexual health

Terrence Higgins Trust - Sexual health information, advice and support services including rapid HIV testing and long term condition management


  • Combat Stress - Mental health support for British armed forces veterans

  • NHS Choices - Defines post-traumatic stress disorder

  • NHS Choices - For those struggling with stress

  • Mind - Learn how to manage stress

Suicide prevention and family support

Victim support

Norfolk & Suffolk Victim Care - support for victims and witnesses of crime

Young people

  • Suffolk Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Hub - Provides information, advice, and guidance if you are a young person who needs emotional wellbeing support. If you are a parent concerned about the emotional wellbeing and mental health of a child or young person aged 0-25 years, please use the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway.

  • 4YP (Suffolk Young People's Health Project) - Provides and coordinates support to improve the social, emotional and physical health of young people in Suffolk (aged 12-25). Confidential online chat available with a 4YP expert also available.

  • ChatHealth - People aged 11-19 can text their school nurse on 07507333356 for an appointment or advice on many health issues including sexual health, emotional wellbeing, bullying and self-harm

  • The Source - Offers young people in Suffolk information, advice and support on health, work, training, relationships and more.

  • Healthwatch - Latest information report on Children and Young people’s mental health in Suffolk and extensive list of organisations for support and information

  • The Mix - Support service for young people. Visit the site for information and advice or have a confidential chat over the phone or online.