Need Help Now?
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis please contact:
Call the Samaritans on 116 123
Call 111 for non-urgent advice
Meet is unable to provide a crisis service, however we can signpost to helpful information
Suffolk Baby Bank
Suffolk Baby Bank collects donations of toys, clothes, accessories and other items for babies, children and parents alike. They then check the items meet current UK safety standards and re-home them with families in Suffolk experiencing hardship.
They receive requests directly from families, volunteers, organisations and local professionals on behalf of families in need in Suffolk.
Home-Start recruits and train volunteers, who are usually parents themselves, to visit families at home and offer them informal, friendly and confidential support. The families they help have at least one child under 12.
To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationship with their children and widen their links with the local community.
Me, Myself and Baby
Suffolk Libraries and Suffolk Mind have partnered up to offer a new perinatal support service: Me, Myself and Baby.
They currently offer email support, online coffee mornings and play ideas for babies and toddlers for all Suffolk parents. In addition, for those located in Ipswich and East Suffolk parents who contact the email address but require additional support there is telephone counselling support available. A referral can be made for eight free 50-minute sessions of telephone counselling, provided by Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk Mind run a variety of different services including counselling, a telephone support line and wellbeing resources.
Suffolk Mind works across the continuum, from wellbeing to ‘severe and enduring’ mental ill-health, providing support & information for everyone.
Maternal Mental Health Alliance
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) is a charity with the vision to see all women across the UK to get consistent, accessible and quality care and support for their mental health during pregnancy and postnatally.
They provide a great list of different local and national services for mothers struggling with their mental health.
Wellbeing Suffolk provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress. They will work with you to help you make the necessary changes to improve your wellbeing and quality of life. The services are free and are available to people of all ages.