Local support in Ipswich
Find social groups in your area to help cope with bereavement
Wellbeing Groups at
Suffolk Libraries in Ipswich
Local Ipswich libraries have a number of social groups to get involved with, including:
Open Space at Ipswich County Library
A wellbeing drop-in group,
every Wednesday, 13:00 ‐ 15:00
Top Time at Rosehill Library
A weekly social club for over 55s,
every Thursday, 10:30 ‐ 12:00
Top Time at Gainsborough Community Library
A social group for older people,
every other Monday, 14:00 ‐ 16:00
Social Prescribers group at Chantry Library
A wellbeing help and social support group,
every Tuesday, 09:30 ‐ 13:00
Social activities at
Get involved in some fun groups, run by Suffolk Libraries in Ipswich:
Bingo Games at Chantry Library
Bingo fun, every Monday at 3pm
Chat & Chill at Ipswich County Library
Ladies conversation group,
every Monday 10.00am - 11.30am.
Coffee and cake at Rushmere Library
Every Wednesday 10.30am - 11.30am
East of England Co-op
Open to anyone who has been bereaved over the age of 18.
These friendly groups meet in Ipswich every second and fourth Friday of the month from 1.30pm - 3.30pm at West Suffolk College, 11 Fore Street, Ipswich, IP4 1JW
Call 01473 231460 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information .
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
Winter Warmth is a programme of open venues to support the people of Ipswich through the cold months and is coordinated by Together For Ipswich.
Venues will be open to everyone and offer a warm welcome, a warm and safe space, warm refreshments and warm relationships. All are welcome. Click the link below to find out where you can access this support.
Bereavement & Loss Café
The Bereavement Café Ipswich meets on the first Friday of each month, from, 10:30am-12:00pm at On The Huh Café, 3A St Peter's St, Ipswich, IP1 1XF.
The café is open to anyone coping with bereavement and loss, regardless of religion or spiritual level.
The main aim of the café is to provide a safe space to come just as you are and have opportunity to meet and share emotions and experience with others.
Call for more information on 07710 756544