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Local support in Ipswich

Find social groups in your area to help cope with bereavement


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.

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​

Group Therapy

Men Can Talk

These sessions are to encourage men to talk about their mental health and wellbeing and find resources to help support them.

Every Monday, 6pm - 8pm

Free entry 

Chantry Library, Ipswich

Social activities at
Suffolk Libraries

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.

Free entry.

Coffee and cake at Rushmere Library

Every Wednesday 10.30am - 11.30am

Coffee and cake
Support Group

East of England Co-op
Support Group

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

for more information .

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.    

Community Garden
Garden Shed

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



A Cup of Coffee

Winter Warmth

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.

A Cup of Coffee

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


Discover more support

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

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