CRISIS SUPPORT

NHS URGENT CRISIS LINE

111 (option 2)

This service is for anyone who is feeling unsafe, distressed or worried about their mental health, or are concerned for someone else. Available 24/7

SAMARITANS

The Samaritans are a fantastic confidential service, available 24/7 if you just need someone to talk to

SHOUT

SHOUT are a fantastic support, especially if you find talking difficult. Text 'SHOUT' to 85258 if you are struggling to cope, available 24/7

https://giveusashout.org/

 

LOCAL SUPPORT - HAVERHILL

OPEN MIND MEANINGFUL SUPPORT

A free listening service, meeting every Wednesday morning, 10-12pm at the Methodist Church in Haverhill

MEN'S SHED

Meeting on a Saturday morning in Haverhill

ROOM 4

Offering theraputic support for young people

WELLBEING SUFFOLK

Wellbeing Suffolk offer a range of services supporting mental health, including some online courses which are easily accessible

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Emotional Support (wellbeingnands.co.uk)

SUFFOLK MIND

0300 111 6000

MIND offer an amazing range of support. Visit https://www.suffolkmind.org.uk/ for more information

FURTHER SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Information for young people's mental health for 0-25 year olds in Suffolk

RECOVERY COLLEGE

Offering a wide range of free mental health based courses - either through zoom or webinars

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

CAMBRIDGESHIRE MIND

MIND offer an amazing range of support. Visit www.cpslmind.org.uk for more information

KEEP YOUR HEAD (CAMBRIDGESHIRE AND PETERBOROUGH)

Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people, adults, professionals, and schools across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

 

ESSEX

ESSEX MIND

MIND offer an amazing range of support. Visit www.mindinwestessex.org.uk for more information

LIVING WELL (ESSEX)

All 13 Essex Local Authorities and our partners have come together to collaborate on the health and wellbeing agenda and work towards achieving better health outcomes for people across Essex.
The livewell campaign was created to promote healthy messages and support everyone in Essex (communities, families and individuals) to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing

 

ONLINE RESOURCE & APPS

RECOVERY COLLEGE

Offering a wide range of free mental health based courses - either through zoom or webinars

STAY ALIVE APP

The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a life box where you can store photos that are important to you.

CALM HARM APP

The urge to self-harm is like a wave. It feels the most powerful when you start wanting to do it.
Learn to ride the wave with the free Calm Harm app by choosing activities from these categories:
Comfort, Distract, Express Yourself, Release, and Random.

There is also a breathing exercise to help you be mindful and stay in the moment, regulate difficult emotions, and reduce tension.
When you ride the wave, the urge to self-harm will fad

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Articles, Documents & Links

RECOVERY COLLEGE

Recovery College offer a wide range of courses through webinars are Zoom, to either help your understanding of mental health, or developing tools and skills to help on your recovery journey.

Recovery college | Norfolk and Suffolk NHS (nsft.nhs.uk)

WANTING THE PAIN TO STOP

Incredibly story to watch

UNDERSTANDING YOUR EMOTIONS

Emotions are a normal part of life, from sadness to joy, anger, grief, loss, happiness, excitement. 

Throughout life, we learn different skills and coping strategies for managing our emotions.

Sometimes those big emotions can become overwhelming and we dont always manage our emotions in the best way possible, or how we have managed them in the past, suddenly stops working.

Therapy in a Nutshell offer a series of videos talking about emotions, understanding them, and learning new skills to manage and process your emotions going forward. These are free on youtube to watch. Here is the introduction...