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Mental health & wellbeing community news highlights - New year support and activities

New Year - new mentality!

Below are some activities that could help get your physical and mental health off to a positive start for 2024: 

  • Gardening In Mind
    An outdoor project to support your mental health if your aged 16+
    Open day 15th January. Find out more at: https://activlives.org.uk/activgardens/gardening-in-mind/

  • NHS Be Well Bus
    The Be Well Bus will be starting its 2024 journey on Tuesday, 16th January in Stowmarket for 3 days (Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January), between the hours of 10am – 3pm (location to be confirmed). 

  • Karibu Mindfulness Course - Invites you to book on to their FREE 4-week Mindfulness Online course delivered by Imani Sorhaindo (Health practitioner and Mindfulness Trainer). The course starts on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 7.30pm-9.00pm online and it aims to address high levels of stress and anxiety in our communities. The sessions aim to settle you into your calm, and to prepare you for the planting of success-seeds for 2024!
    If you'd like a place on the course, please email karibu_wsg@yahoo.co.uk.

  • Find a 'Rural Coffee Caravan' - Find a friendly welcome, a warm space, some company and a place to chat, near you! Go to: https://ruralcoffeecaravan.org.uk/map/

  • The English Gambling Education Hub - Are holding an online event on the 30th of January 2024, 10am - 12, to look at areas of gambling influence for young people and some of the advertising methods young people are exposed to. Eventbrite link: here
    Breakeven website - Free counselling help for problem gambling:https://www.breakeven.org.uk

  • Wellbeing Service 'Caring for Carers' Free online workshop  
    This workshop will look at the role of carers and the impact the caring role can have on our wellbeing. For dates and registering please see Caring for Carers - Wellbeing Suffolk (wellbeingnands.co.uk) or phone 0300 123 1503.

  • Mental Health Crisis Support Line - is for all ages, and covers the whole of Suffolk. Call 111 and press option 2.
    This crisis line is for individuals who require urgent mental health support. When an individual calls the 111 mental health option, a trained mental health professional will answer the call. 
    The service should not be used for advice about medication and existing NSFT service users should make contact with their mental health team.


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