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Local support in
Framlingham, Leiston & Saxmundham

Find social groups in your area to help cope with bereavement

Cup and Saucer

Community Café

Open to all, meeting every Thursday morning.

10am - 12pm at Marlesford Community Centre, Church Road, Marlesford, IP13 0AT

For more info, call 01728 747308

Call the café on 01728 747308

Bereavement Café 

Join Britten Pears Arts in the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of The Red House, Aldeburgh for a monthly Bereavement Café. 


The team offer a welcoming space for those coping with loss to gather, meet, talk, and find comfort and support in shared experiences.

Free but booking essential via Britten Pears Arts website. 


Walk On

Walk On is free walking group run by LivingGrief at St Elizabeth Hospice.


Open to anyone who has been bereaved. 

45 - 60 min walks in Ipswich and surrounding areas.  


Friendly group meeting every 2 weeks at different locations in East Suffolk.   

Usually have coffee and cake after walks to chat.

Social groups at
Suffolk Libraries

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

Scrabble Letters
Holding hands
Holding hands

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

Community Garden

Meet Up Mondays

Open to anyone in need of company.


There are lots of groups across the county for anyone feeling alone.

There are a range of days, locations and times in the local area.    

Men's Sheds

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



Garden Shed

Death Café

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!

Coffee Break

Discover more support

Explore Suffolk Info Link's site for more support and social groups near to you.

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