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Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health problems are very common with one in three people likely to experience some form of mental health issue during their lifetime.

Your first port of call should always be either Wellbeing Suffolk or your GP practice. Both have a wealth of experience with mental health problems ranging from minor anxiety, through depression to severe and enduring mental health problems. You will not be judged so do not hesitate to make contact with them.

 

Local and National Support for Mental Health Problems


Wellbeing Suffolk
- the 'Wellbeing Suffolk' website contains self help information and resources to help you gain a better understanding and start your journey to improved wellbeing - visit: www.wellbeingsuffolk.co.uk


Mental-health A-Z | Mind, the mental health charity
- Suffolk Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes is a national military charity formed to support injured solders initially in the Military Ward at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.
From that project a network of rehab centres across the UK including one in Colchester.  They provide Sports Recovery, Psychological Support, Health and Wellbeing, Career Recovery and Welfare support to individuals and their families. Chavasse VC House is the name of the Colchester Centre that has been specially designed to offer the very best recovery atmosphere. It offers 27 single en-suite bedrooms and dedicated family suites.  Arts and craft areas, presentation and IT suites and an adaptive gym with specialist equipment also form part of the Centre. They are keen to promote their work and help raise the profile in Suffolk,  any former, current serving or reservists can self-refer to them for support and use of their excellent facilities.


How we can help you | Mind, the mental health charity
- information & support; When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, having access to the right information about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues is vital

Suffolk Mind - The Qur'an & Emotional Health
- an introductory guide to health and wellbeing in an Islamic context, produced by Suffolk Mind in partnership with the Ipswich and Suffolk Muslim Council

Samaritans
- Support for anyone in distress, around the clock, through 201 branches across the UK
- National Telephone Helpline: 116 123 

Samaritans
- Ipswich and East Suffolk Branch

Alzheimer's Society - Services in East Suffolk
- provides information on dementia, including factsheets and helplines
- Helpline: 0300 222 11 22

12th Man Peer Support Project in Suffolk 
This project provides training and encouragement to help men talk more openly about mental health, and to support friends, family and colleagues. More information... 


Suffolk Libraries - Mental health & wellbeing information
- signposts you to quality websites, online CBT, local support services and downloadable self-help materials information including recommended book lists
- Reading Well Books on Prescription can help you manage your wellbeing using self–help reading.  Your GP may recommend a book to help you manage conditions such as depression, phobias and anxiety.
- You can borrow these books for free from any Suffolk Library.  For more information visit:
www.suffolklibraries.co.uk




 

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