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  1. Sleep

    This page provides information about sleep hygiene advice. Why is sleep important to our Mental Health? Sleep ‘recharges’ the brain at the end of each day, just like we need to charge a mobile phone battery after prolonged use. Maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle allows…
  2. OCD

    This page contains information about OCD and where to find support. Overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) OCD is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. Symptoms can be: Fear of contamination or dirt. Needing things orderly and symmetrical.…
  3. Grief and Loss

    This page provides information about bereavement, and where you can get advice and support. Coping with grief and loss There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. You may feel shock, numbness – usually the first reaction to loss, feel in a daze, overwhelming sadness,…
  4. Addiction

    This page provides information about addiction, and where you can get advice and support. Overview of addiction People who suffer from an addiction have an uncontrollable urge and compulsion to use dangerous substances or to engage in harmful activities despite knowing the negative consequences these…
  5. Maternal Mental Health

    This page provides information about: How to find support if you think you might have postnatal depression If you are pregnant and are worried about getting postnatal depression Support for fathers concerned about their mental health How partners, family and friends can support someone with…
  6. Accessing food in Suffolk

    Please see below a map of foodbanks and affordable food projects. There are a lot of different names for food projects in Suffolk, please see below a guide to some of the terms used: Foodbank (emergency food support) - you may need a referral so…
  7. Mental Health and Parenting

    Many parents and carers struggle with mental health problems while caring for their children. The key thing is to talk to someone and not be afraid to get some extra support so that you can continue to provide a safe and loving environment for your children. Below we have…
  8. Depression in children and young people

    What is the difference between low mood and depression in children and young people? Low mood may come and go, whereas depression is when a child or young person is  struggling with feelings of sadness over a long period of time that won't go away.…
  9. I'm worried about my child's mental health

        Does your child need urgent help? If it's an emergency call 999. If it's not life threatening. Call NHS mental Health Crisis Support Line on 111 and press option 2 (24/7) for anyone of any age in Norfolk and Suffolk. The video below…
  10. Suicidal feelings in children and young people

    The above Suffolk Mind video titled 'Understanding Suicide', helps explain why someone, whether they are an adult or young person, may feel suicidal due to unmet emotional needs. If you know someone in immediate danger of taking their life Call 999. If the person is…
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