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Useful Contacts

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 999 If urgent. 

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 Foodbank

Vineyard Centre

Tudor Rd, Sudbury CO10 1NP

1pm - 3pm Tuesdays and Fridays

07973 710905


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.

Thursdays 10-12

Sudbury Baptist Church, Church St, 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

The Christopher Centre

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

Kettle and Fish 

Suffolk Road Church

On most Thursdays 10-2

The Bridge Cafe 

Cafe supporting people with learning difficulties

9.30-4 Monday to Saturday

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 10-12

The Salvation Army

Registered charity committed to supporting the community

1 Station Rd, Sudbury, CO10 2SP

01787 310187

Cruse Bereavement Care

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

Confidential and free service.

Website for youth:

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

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Kernos Centre

Registered Charity offering counselling services in Sudbury, Suffolk

32-34 Friars St, Sudbury, CO10 2AG

01787 882883

Christian Counsellor 

Talk to Natalie

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Suffolk MIND

Support for people with mental health problems

0300 1116000 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

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UCB Prayer Line

Confidential prayer line (not counselling)


01782 36 3000

Monday to Friday: 9am to 10pm 
Saturdays: 10am to 8pm

Chat Now

Anonymous live chat with Christian volunteer 24/7

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Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Resources for survivors and their family or 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


Keyse House, Acton Ln, Sudbury CO10 1QN

T: 01787 374 671

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Lighthouse Women's Aid

Support for Victims of Domestic Violence


The Freedom Project and regular drop-ins

37 Berners St, Ipswich, IP1 3LN

01473 228270

Porch Project 

Youth club for 11s to 20s.

On fortnightly on a Friday from 7pm to 9.30 pm.

St Andrews Church, Great Cornard, CO10 0EL

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Eden's Project 

Youth Club for secondary school age students

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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.

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Northern Road, Chilton Industrial EstateSudbury, CO10 2XQ

01473 406777

The Befriending Scheme

Support for adults with learning disabilities

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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

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GoStart Community Transport

8-mile radius of Sudbury centre

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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

01787 242116


Free Information Advice and Support Service


Support for:

  • 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

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Debt counselling and poverty resource centre


Step Change

Free debt support

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Sudbury Job Centre

Support finding work

Mon-Fri 9-5

21 Borehamgate, Sudbury, CO10 2EG
0800 169 0190

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Flowers of Tileagd

Crafts on sale at Number 72

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