Local support in
Framlingham, Leiston & Saxmundham
Find social groups in your area to help cope with bereavement
Open to all, meeting every Thursday morning.
10am - 12pm at Marlesford Community Centre, Church Road, Marlesford, IP13 0AT
For more info, call 01728 747308
Social groups at
The local library has a number of social groups to get involved with, including:
Make it on Mondays at Framlingham Library
Bring your own craft activity and meet new people every Monday, 10.30am - 12.00pm
Top Time at Saxmundham Library
A social group for older people,
every Thursday 10.00am - 12pm
Scrabble Club at Leiston Library
Play the classic game with other people, every first Thursday of the month, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Pear Tree Fund
Free bereavement support for adults and child and young people 5-17 who have been bereaved or experiencing anticipatory grief in North East Suffolk and neighbouring parts of Mid Suffolk.
Their services include holistic assessment, a listening ear and emotional support, information and advice, bereavement counselling and access to a bereavement support group delivered in partnership with Rosedale Funeral Home.
Phone: 01986 899655, 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday
Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending.
The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite.
They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course, a lot of laughter.
Telephone: 0300 772 9626
At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.
A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.
Our Death Cafés are always offered:
On a not for profit basis
In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!