Please note that some drop-ins & cafes listed on this page have been temporarily suspended owing to COVID-19.
NHS Mental Health Crisis Line
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
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
A-Z list of issues and support available in Suffolk
Storehouse food bank
Tudor Rd, Sudbury CO10 1NP
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.
C’-ART – 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.
Sudbury Baptist Church, Church St, Sudbury, CO10 2BJ
Drop-in for men and women of all ages
Sudbury Baptist Church, Church Street, Sudbury, CO10 2BJ
Free craft group meeting at Sudbury Library on Market Hill. Free tea and coffee.
Thursday 12.30- 2.30
Suffolk Road Church
Free homemade lunch.
Suffolk Rd, Sudbury, CO10 1UN
Kettle and Fish (temporarily suspended)
St Peter's Church, Market Hill, Sudbury
On most Thursdays 10-2
The Bridge Cafe
Cafe supporting people with learning difficulties
9.30-4 Monday to Saturday
20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury
Wells Hall Old School, Great Cornard
Wells Hall Rd, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0NJ
St John's Methodist Church
Board games, pool, ping-pong or just sit and chat.
The Salvation Army
Registered charity committed to supporting the community
1 Station Rd, Sudbury, CO10 2SP
Cruse Bereavement Care
Face-to-face, telephone, email and online support.
Confidential and free service.
Website for youth:
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
Registered Charity offering counselling services in Sudbury, Suffolk
32-34 Friars St, Sudbury, CO10 2AG
Christian Counsellor in Suffolk and Essex
Talk to Natalie
45 Gainsborough St, Sudbury, CO10 2EU
Support for people with mental health problems
0300 1116000 (Mon-Fri 9-5)
UCB Prayer line
Confidential prayer line (not counselling)
Anonymous live chat with Christian volunteer 24/7
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Resources for survivors and their family or friends.
Sudbury Citizens’ Advice Bureau
benefits and tax credits
money advice and debt
family and relationship issues
legal and consumer rights
Keyse House, Acton Ln, Sudbury CO10 1QN
T: 01787 374 671
Lighthouse Women's Aid
Support for Victims of Domestic Violence
The Freedom Project and regular drop-ins
37 Berners St, Ipswich, IP1 3LN
Porch Project (temporarily suspended)
Youth club for 11s to 20s.
On fortnightly on a Friday from 7pm to 9.30 pm.
St Andrews Church, Great Cornard, CO10 0EL
Eden's Project (temporarily suspended)
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
Eligibility. 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
Free Information Advice and Support Service
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 the service)
One Life Suffolk
Health walks, stop smoking, weight management and health checks
Debt counselling and poverty resource centre
Free debt support
Sudbury Job Centre
Support finding work
21 Borehamgate, Sudbury, CO10 2EG
0800 169 0190
Flowers of Tileagd
Crafts on sale at Number 72