Going through tough times
If you or someone you know is going through a tough time there are plenty of organisations in and around Sudbury who can help.
Are you suffering from Domestic Abuse?
Compassion offer One to One Support, Support groups and a Befriending service. Please contact Caroline Duffy, Senior Volunteer, on 07581 288595 or by email [email protected] Click on the logo to go to their website for more information (it has a ‘quick exit’ button).
Feeling low or anxious?
The Samaritans are free to call and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 116 123 They are there to provide a listening ear and do not judge you or tell others.
Based in Sudbury, Kernos Provides counselling for people aged 5 upwards, helping you to regain your mental health and wellbeing. You can pay according to your means. For more information ring them on 01787 882 883 or email [email protected]
In crisis or Financial difficulty?
If you don’t have enough money to buy food for yourself and your family, you may be able to get a food box from the Storehouse. To receive emergency food from a Foodbank you will need a ‘food request slip’. You can get this from the following people;
CAB Open House Mental Health Services Turning Point Your Local Church
Job Centre Social Services Children’s Centres Catch 22 some GPs
Solo Housing Genesis Housing Orwell Housing The Befriending Scheme office
If you are unable to get a food request slip, then please call them on 07973 710905 . They hold weekly drop-ins on Tuesday and Friday 1-3pm at the Vineyard Centre, Tudor Road, Sudbury CO10 1NP (next to The Phoenix Children’s Centre.
The Storehouse foodbank will treat you with respect and dignity. They will offer you a warm welcome, refreshments and a friendly chat. It is a Christian organisation but your own beliefs will be respected.
Have a Free Homecooked Lunch
Drop in on Mondays 12pm-2pm at The Suffolk Road Church, Suffolk Road, Sudbury. Contact 01787 311558 for more information. No Pressure, No Questions, just lunch and a friendly face.
Need clothing, household goods or bedding?
Drop in to Sudbury Community Depot at The Christopher Centre, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury. It’s open on Mondays from 10 am to 12 noon (including Bank Holidays) and Thursdays 10 am to 1pm . The Depot offers support to anyone who needs clothing, household goods or bedding. They also have small pieces of furniture on site and will look out for larger items such as sofas on your behalf. Contact Teresa on 07462 108708 for more information.
In need of Friendship?
If you are isolated due to a physical disability, a learning disability or a mental health problem, The Befriending Scheme may be able to arrange for a volunteer Befriender to visit you or meet up once a week or so. The Befriending scheme works hard to get to know you so they can link you with a volunteer who has similar interests or hobbies. If you would like to have a 1-to-1 Befriender, please contact Danielle on 01787 371 333.
Need emotional support?
The Kernos Centre provides professional counselling and support for people with emotional and psychological difficulties in Sudbury and the surrounding area. Suitable therapy is available to everyone – with no financial constraints or time limit.
For help and information call Kernos on 01787 882 883 or ask your GP for a referral.
Informal Support and Friendship
A friendly support group, free tea, coffee and biscuits! Held at Christopher Centre fortnightly on Friday mornings. Contact Chit Chat on 07587984244