Useful Contacts

Please note that drop-ins & cafes listed on this page have been temporarily suspended owing to COVID-19.

NHS Mental Health Crisis Line

Phone 111

For urgent calls:


  • if you have an existing mental health problem and your symptoms get worse

  • if you experience a mental health problem for the first time

  • if someone is talking about wanting to self-harm

  • if a person is experiencing domestic violence or physical, sexual or emotional abuse

Local Police

Phone 101

If urgent, call 999.

If non-urgent, call 101. 


  • Your car has been stolen

  • Your property has been damaged

  • You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood

  • give the police information about crime in your area

Suffolk User Forum

 Links to mental health organisations across Suffolk

Storehouse food bank

Vineyard Centre

Tudor Rd, Sudbury CO10 1NP

07973 710905

1pm - 3pm Tuesdays and Fridays

The Cristopher Centre

Particularly helpful for people with mental health difficulties

10 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury 01787 313914

OPEN HOUSE- Mondays 10-12

Refreshments and a chat with a friendly relaxed group. All welcome, including small groups.

SING SONG – Tuesday evening: 7.30 to 9.30pm. Old time singing with a relaxed and friendly group. All welcome! £3 including refreshments.

C’-ART – Art in Mind Thursdays 10-12 noon. £3 per session includes refreshments – All welcome. No need to pre-book.

Renew Wellbeing Lounge


Pop in for refreshments and a chance to share common interests in a relaxed environment where it is OK not to be OK.

Thursdays 10-12

Sudbury Baptist Church, Church St, Sudbury CO10 2BJ

Meeting Point

Drop-in for men and women of all ages

Mondays 2.30pm 

Sudbury Baptist Church, Church Street, Sudbury,
CO10 2BJ

Open Spaces


Free craft group meeting at Sudbury library on Market Hill. Free tea and coffee.  

Thursday 12.30- 2.30

Community Kitchen

Suffolk Road Church

Free homemade lunch.
Mondays 12-2
Suffolk Rd, Sudbury CO10 1UN

Kettle and Fish

St Peter's Church, Market Hill, Sudbury

On most Thursdays 10-2

The Bridge Cafe

Cafe supporting people with learning difficulties

9.30-16pm Monday to Saturday (throughout the summer)

20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

Agape Cafe

Wells Hall Old School, Great Cornard

Wednesdays 10-2
Wells Hall Rd, Great Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0NJ

Friendship Café

St John's Methodist Church

Board games, pool, ping-pong or just sit and chat.
Saturdays 10.00 - 12.00

The Salvation Army

Registered charity committed to supporting the community

Cruse Bereavement Care

Face-to-face, telephone, email and online support.

We have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website ( specifically for children and young people. Our services  are confidential and free.

01473 230888


Stillbirth and neo-natal death charity

Free support for anyone affected by the death of a baby. Helpline, forum and network of support groups.

808 164 3332

Kernos Centre

Registered Charity offering counselling services in Sudbury, Suffolk

01787 882883

Christian Counsellor in Suffolk and Essex

Talk to Natalie

Suffolk MIND

Support for people with mental health problems

0300 1116000 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

UCB Prayer line

Confidential prayer line (not counselling)

01782 36 3000

Mon   -   9am - 10pm 
Tues   -   9am - 10pm
Wed   -   9am - 10pm
Thur   -   9am - 5pm
         &   6pm - 10pm
Fri     -    9am - 5pm
Sat    -   10:30am - 8pm

Chat Now

Anonymous live chat with Christian volunteer 24/7


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Resources for survivors and their family members/friends.

Sudbury Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Free advice

  • benefits and tax credits

  • money advice and debt

  • employment advice

  • family and relationship issues

  • housing

  • legal and consumer rights

T: 01787 374 671


Keyse House, Acton Ln, Sudbury CO10 1QN

Lighthouse Women's Aid

Support for Victims of Domestic Violence

The Freedom Project and regular drop-ins

01473 228270

37 Berners St, Ipswich IP1 3LN

Porch Project (teens and young adults)

St Andrews Church, Great Cornard, CO10 0EL

Drop in for 11s to 20s. On fortnightly on a Friday from 7pm to 9.30 pm.

Eden's Project

Youth Club for secondary school age students

45 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2EU

After school drop-ins during term time.

Sudbury Community Hub

Activities and experiences for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs.

Northern Road, Chilton Industrial EstateSudbury, CO10 2XQ

The Befriending Scheme

Support for adults with learning disabilities

Sessions are held in the evenings and at weekends, including trips to the cinema and local snooker club, fish and chip suppers, tenpin bowling, swimming and pub quiz nights. 


Suffolk Family Carers

Helping family carers of all ages across Suffolk

GoStart Community Transport

8-mile radius of Sudbury centre

Elegibility. Any of the following: 

  • Disabled, disadvantaged by location or with restricted mobility

  • Aged over 60

  • Unable to access or use existing public transport

  • Isolated by virtue of location or circumstances

  • Will benefit by getting out of home in order to engage in social activities

01787 242116


Free Information Advice and Support Service

We offer information, advice and support to:

  • Children and young people (up to 25 years) with SEND

  • Parents and carers of children with SEND

  • Practitioners (who might support children, young people or parents to access our service)

One Life Suffolk

Health walks, stop smoking, weight management and health checks


Debt counselling and poverty resource centre

Step Change

Free debt support

Sudbury Job Centre

Support finding work

Mon-Fri 9 - 5 pm
0800 169 0190

Flowers of Tileagd

Crafts on sale at Number 72

01787 310610

©2019 by Number 72 (The Family and Community Network)- Registered Charity No. 1138304.