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Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme | Community Directory

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme

Suffolk County Council is currently working with partners, providers and communities to develop an exciting programme of holiday activities for Summer 2021.  Activities will be available across Suffolk that will provide fun filled days for kids, lots of physical activity, enrichment, and some delicious and nutritious food!

Places will be free of charge for children and young people who are age 5-16 and are eligible for benefits related free school meals.

Holiday activities are being led by a range of organisations across the public, private, community and voluntary sectors, to ensure that there is a varied menu of activities available to the children and young people of Suffolk this summer.

Please help us to promote the Suffolk Holiday Activity Programme by sharing this information with your families, colleagues and networks.

Page last updated: 20/07/2021

Map of Holiday Club Provision

You can find activities by area using the map or list below. 

To book an activity, please contact the provider direct. Information on how to contact can be found by clicking on the map’s provision pin.

Find out what is on near you:

List of Holiday Activity Provisions (Excel, 46KB)

Summer Activity Magazine

Over the Easter Holidays we created a Spring Magazine in partnership with Rock Paper Scissors, which contained activities from Suffolk Children's University, Take 5 and Wildlife Watch, and more.

The magazine had such an amazing response that we are creating another for this Summer. It is appropriate for all ages and packed with fun activities that encourage creativity and thoughtfulness, as well as a Wellbeing Directory which signposts you to all available resources to support your health and wellbeing. These magazines will be posted to you directly the first week of the Summer holidays.

A PDF version of the Spring Activity Magazine is available for you to download. For more online activities and video tutorials, please visit the HAF Healthy Suffolk page.

Information for Activity Providers

If you would like to apply for grant funding to run a holiday activity in Suffolk please read the Holiday Activity Provider Guidance Notes and complete a Proposal Form and return this to HAFenquiries@Suffolk.gov.uk.  

Wellbeing Support

Directory of Health & Wellbeing Support

4YP (Suffolk Young People's Health Project)        

Provides advice, guidance, and practical support to improve your social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing

Call 01473 252607 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm)

www.4yp.org.uk             

 

BBC Advice

Here to help point you in the right direction of organisations who may be able to help you with your mental health and wellbeing

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pxgfk

 

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Contact if you are a boy or man who is down, have hit a wall for any reason, and need to talk

Call 0800 58 58 58 (7 days a week, 5pm - midnight)

www.thecalmzone.net

 

ChatHealth

If you need confidential help and advice about all kinds of health issues

Text your school nurse on 07507 333356 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 4.30pm)

 

CYP (Suffolk Children and Young People Emotional Wellbeing Hub)

For any concerns about your emotional health

Call 0345 600 2090

www.thesource.me.uk

 

HAF Health Suffolk

Fun online activities and video tutorials on how you can improve your mental health and wellbeing

www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/projects/haf-2021

 

Just42 Compass Mentoring

Mentoring support for 11-18 year olds struggling with mild mental health issues

Call 01394 380992

www.just42.org.uk/compass-mentoring

 

Kooth

For when you need self-help advice or to talk to a friendly counsellor about anything that's worrying you. We are an online emotional wellbeing service for 11-25 year olds in Suffolk

www.Kooth.com

 

Moodwise

Offers advice to under 25 year olds on topics such as mental health, sex, relationships, drugs and money

www.moodwise.co.uk/

 

NHS Student Health App

An NHS app for university students, with health and wellbeing information all in one place

www.nhs.uk/apps-library/student-health-app/

 

Point-1 Service

Provides an online referral service and helpline (like the Hub) for young people who live in Lowestoft and Waveney area.

Call their helpline on 0800 977 4077

www.ormiston.org/what-we-do/mental-health-and-wellbeing/point-1/

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning

www.rethink.org/

 

Suffolk Mind

If you need a listening ear, emotional support and coping strategies to manage mental health problems

Call 0300 111 6000

https://www.suffolkmind.org.uk/

 

Suffolk Wellbeing Service

Support if you're feeling overwhelmed, low, stressed and/or anxious

Call 0300 123 1503 (Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm)

www.wellbeingnands.co.uk 

 

The Green Light Trust

Helps people challenged with mental health issues by teaching skills and self-esteem, and supporting seeking employment opportunities or an escape from their addictive or abusive pasts

Call 01284 830829

www.greenlighttrust.org/

 

The Kernos Centre

Based in Sudbury, offers counselling for young people who feel their emotional wellbeing is suffering, whatever the reason may be

Call 01787 882883

www.kernos.org/young-peoples-voices-2/

 

The Mix

UK’s leading support service for young people, helping you take on any challenge you’re facing

Call 0808 808 4994

www.themix.org.uk/

 

Wellbeing in Education

Offers a wide range of resources, workshops and training materials to support the mental health and wellbeing of families and staff

www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/wellbeing-for-education-return/

 

Who to Contact in a Mental Health Crisis…

999

If it is a life threatening emergency

 

NHS 111

If not life-threatening

 

Childline

Call 0800 1111 (available 24/7)

 

Hopelink (Papyrus)

Call 0800 068 41 41 (Monday to Friday, 10am - 10pm, weekends 2pm - 10pm)

pat@papyrus-org.uk     

 

Shout

Text SHOUT to 85258 in the UK to text with a trained Crisis Volunteer (available 24/7)

 

The Samaritans

Call 116 123 (available 24/7)

jo@samaritans.org

               

YoungMinds Crisis Textline

Text 85258 (available 24/7)