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The Emotional Wellbeing Plan 2020 (EWB 2020) outlines 5 big ideas (above) which are based on what children, young people and their families have told us. Key to this change is everyone taking responsibility to support children and young people with their emotional wellbeing.

By working in collaboration with mental health specialists, parents and carers, children and young people and workforce development specialists we are now able to offer practitioners and parents/carers the opportunity to access a wide range of free face-to-face and e-learning training and development courses. The aim is to enable people to:

  • understand what it means to be emotionally healthy
  • become more confident and skilled in supporting children and young people potentially with emerging or mental health issues.

Information and details of how to book onto the training is available on the Suffolk Learning website –

Suffolk Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Hub 


From April 16th 2018, the new Emotional Wellbeing Hub will replace the current NSFT (Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust) Access and Assessment Service for 0-25-year olds in East and West Suffolk, providing professionals with a simple process to make online referrals for a child or young person in need of wellbeing and mental health support services. Find out more and make a referral.

Latest Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health news in Suffolk:


Stay Alive App Launched - This app should be on everyones phones!

This app has long been awaited for by professionals, staff and families. The app is vital for suicide prevention and who to contact in a crisis. It lists information on all national and local mental health services, which includes emotional wellbeing support services in Suffolk, giving you quick access to various helplines and self-help websites for when your always on the go. The app is available from the App Store & Play Store. Full details here


If you know a bereaved young person - they can find support on The Source.

The Source website for young people have updated their advice page to help support young people in Suffolk to cope with a bereavement in the family. There is also advice for how to help a grieving friend.

Professionals can signpost families to these information and advice pages for help and support: 'Bereavement and young people' and 'children and bereavement' 

New Public Health Campaign launched

A new 'Connect and Share' Campaign to increase awareness of social isolation and loneliness through supporting local people to become better connected and to make a pledge.

To support young people feeling lonely or socially isolated, you can find advice on The Source website, visit:

Below is a shortlist of services & organisations categorised by age:

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