Useful Health and Well-Being Projects and Websites

Local projects

Inside Out

Inside Out is open to anyone recovering from a period of psychological ill health and to those who are drawn to the arts as an antidote to the sometimes overwhelming stresses of life. We believe that being part of a creative community can contribute significantly to the recovery of wellbeing and lead to a confident re- engagement in life.The workshop programme offers you the opportunity to discover and express your natural creativity, develop you artistic talents and interests, rediscover self-belief, reconnect with others and above all have an enjoyable time. 

www.insideoutcommunity.com

ActivLives
ActivLives now works across Ipswich and Suffolk to deliver initiatives that help motivate, support and inspire people living in areas of deprivation, make positive changes to their lifestyle and improve their own health and well-being and employability.
We grow stronger people and communities by keeping them connected, informed and involved through the provision of Support Services; Community Projects; Activities; Health information; Education and Training; Practical Advice, Volunteering and Work Placements.
ActivLives mission is to create healthier communities, combat loneliness, reduce health and training inequalities and enable people to live full active and independent lives.

www.activlives.org.uk/

Suffolk Well-being Service
Feeling Down? Stressed out? Overwhelmed? Anxious? 
For most of us there are times when many of life’s demands affect how we feel. A little pressure can be good and helps to keep us motivated, but too much all at once can make us feel stressed, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or we may just find it difficult to cope. We can be affected by many different things: our physical health, our job (or difficulties finding employment), our relationships and friendships, where we live, money problems and much more.  
This website can help you to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression and give you ideas on how to make changes to improve your wellbeing. If you are ready to make some changes we can offer you a range of options to support you in your journey.

www.readytochange.org.uk/suffolk

Suffolk Family Carers
Suffolk Family Carers is a registered Charity in touch with 14,239 Carers in Suffolk. For a quarter of a century, we have been providing a range of services to Family Carers as well as raising awareness of Family Carer issues with our partners in health and social care.
We ultimately seek to minimise the hardships, difficulties and other challenges Family Carers face, to raise awareness of Family Carers and ensure their voices are heard throughout Suffolk.
From a shoulder to cry on to providing information and guidance, we are here to help. Phone our Informationline 01473 835477.
www.suffolkfamilycarers.org.uk

Suffolk MIND
Suffolk Mind offers a range of services to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of people across the region.Phone 0300 111 6000
www.suffolkmind.org.uk

Suffolk Dementia Together

Support via Sue Ryder and a  wealth of on-line information for people wondering about or living with dementia.

www.dementia-together.com/


National Websites
(Some with local contacts)

www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/

www.nidirect.gov.uk/health-and-well-being

www.nhshealthandwellbeing.org









Music In Our Bones - singing to lift our spirits
Community Web Kit provided free by BT