How to help yourself

There are many services available locally and nationally which can offer you support or information. They can also give you advice on specific concerns or mental health issues. Below is a small selection which might be useful. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to use our feedback form and let us know.


New Dawn Suffolk advice for women, men, young people on domestic abuse and those experiencing forced marriage

Lighthouse Women’s Aid Support for women, young people and children experiencing domestic abuse in their personal or family relationships

Survivors in Transition Support for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

Suffolk Rape Crisis Support for women and girls aged over 14 who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any point in their lives

Drug and alcohol support

Turning Point National and local Alcohol and drug misuse information and support

Eating disorders

BEAT National Eating disorder charity providing support and information, including helplines and online chat.

Farming, agricultural and rural support

YANA Information and support for those living in farming communities, including a helpline and access to funded counselling

The Rural Coffee Caravan Rural coffee caravan visits, meet ups and volunteering opportunities.

Local support, groups and activities

Suffolk InfoLink To search for local support, groups, activities and wellbeing and mental health information

Suffolk Libraries Regular activities and events held in libraries, including for families and children, older adults and wellbeing

Support Groups Suffolk Mind promote and hold regular support and peer groups, to support mental health and wellbeing

Men’s mental health

CALM A national campaign against male suicide, including helplines, webchat and information

MEN CAN TALK Regular drop-in session providing a relaxed and non-judgemental environment for men 18+ to discuss mental health and wellbeing and find peer support.

Older adults

Age UK Services for older adults including a help line, befriending and local support services

Parents & Carers

Suffolk Family Carers information and support for family carers

Parents And Carers Together (PACT) helps to locate, support and maintain the wellbeing of parents and carers

Personality disorder and emotional support

WAVES A Suffolk Mind service for those living with personality disorders, and people with complex emotional needs, providing support and access to groups.

Suffolk Night Owls A telephone, email and text service run by Suffolk Mind for anyone who needs emotional support including those with complex emotional needs.

Practical advice

Citizen’s advice can offer practical advice and support for benefits, housing, family, legal issues and health

Suicide prevention & family support

Suffolk Lives Matter Suffolk’s suicide prevention strategy, information about suicidal warning signs, advice and further contacts for help and support

Hope after Suicide Loss Support for those bereaved by suicide

Papyrus National charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide

Samaritans National charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide

Young people & families

Suffolk Young People’s health project (4YP) – Information, support and drop-ins for young people in Suffolk

Young Minds National charity for children and young people, providing information and links to other helplines and support

The Source Information, advice and support for young people, including an online chat

Children & Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub Information and advice for children, young people and parents or carers who are experiencing mental health issues. Including a referral form if you are concerned about or child or young person’s mental health

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