Every Mind Matters
A national Public Health resource for everyone with a range of practical tips, apps and resources to help you look after your mental health. Expert advice on how to spot the signs of common mental health concerns. Connections to services and activities to improve your wellbeing. Information about helplines and charities if you need more support. Fourteen Apps that you can download and use, also covering diet, alcohol, smoking and exercise, as well as mental health.
Please click on this link to find out more
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
Please click on this link to find out more.
Depression Assessment Questionnaire
This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care. It is used by your doctor to monitor the severity of depression and response to treatment.It can also be used to make a tentative diagnosis of depression.
Please click here to access questionnaire.
Amparo Support Following Suicide
Amparo means ‘shelter’ or ‘safe haven’ in Spanish and provides support for anyone affected by suicide. Support can be provided one-to-one, to family groups, groups of colleagues or peers – whatever is preferred by you and is most appropriate to your situation. The service can be delivered in your home or wherever you are most comfortable. Our service is completely confidential and can provide short-term or longer-term support, depending on what you feel it is you need.
For more information please click on this link.
Connect For Heath
The service is designed to help individuals who are over 18 years old with a variety of non-medical challenges. Through signposting and support, the Connect for Health service aims to improve health and wellbeing and reduce social isolation.
If you feeling anxious, lonely or low in mood or have practical issues you are struggling to deal with, our Social Prescribing Community Connectors are available to listen, signpost you to suitable services and offer support during this difficult time.
Aldeburgh Area: Please call Rachel Nightingale 07741 625 363 or Jon Evans 07917 441 793
Alderton, Hollesley & Orford Area: Please call Dominique Dale 07790 922 228
Please click here access Connect For Health leaflet.
ActivLives is a local independent charity working in Ipswich and across Suffolk to keep people active, connected and involved with their local community through accessible sports and exercise, learning new skills and volunteering opportunities.
To find out more please watch the video below or click on link to find our more or phone 01473 345350.
Waves - a Personality Disorder Service at Suffolk Mind
Waves is an innovative service for people with a diagnosis of or traits of, Borderline Personality Disorder. It offers a weekly staffed facility in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich Felixstowe and Haverhill, providing a safe, supportive and empowering environment. The Waves service is available to clients for a 12 month period and offers:
- The chance for people to learn new skills in order to help themselves maintain their own mental wellbeing.
- Help to individuals in building their confidence and self-esteem.
- Help to clients to make positive connections and achieve personal goals.
For more information please click on this link or call 0300 111 6000
Click on the link below for 10 positive actions you may be able to incorporate into your life to reduce stress.
Meet Up Mondays
Click on the link below to find out information about meet up Mondays run by the local good neighbour scheme.
Living Life To The Full
Living Life To The Full has a number or courses to empower users with long-term conditions.
Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.
Please click on this link to find out more about Living Life To The Full.