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Local support in Stowmarket

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.

Friends in Bereavement

Based in Stowmarket, run by Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service.

Open to everyone who has been bereaved over the age of 18.

The free group of around 15 – 20 people meets every last Friday of the month at the Salvation Army Hall, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket between 2pm and 4pm.


Groups are not counselling sessions, they enable you to meet and talk with other people who may be going through a similar situation. The groups are very friendly and informal.

They also have outings, holidays, speakers and a Christmas meal.   

Contact 01449 771666 or visit the site below.

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.    

Stowmarket & Needham Library

The local library has a number of social groups to get involved with, including:


Stowmarket Open Space group

A wellbeing drop-in group,

every Tuesday 11:00 ‐ 13:00

Needham Market Top time/ Time out

A social group for older people,

every Friday 14:30 ‐ 16:00

Knit & Knatter at Stowmarket Library

Bring your knitting along to the library and enjoy a cuppa with others.

10am – 12 noon every Tuesday and Thursday

Colorful Knitting
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



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