If you are worried about your mental wellbeing or that of someone else, knowing where to turn can be difficult. SAGES aims to help you find what you need.
Here are some of the services you can contact to take first steps in getting information and support…
Your GP is a great first step if you are worried about your mental wellbeing or that of someone else. They will be able to talk to you about how you are feeling, what options are available to you and can refer you on for further help.
All GP surgeries have a mental health link worker working with them. Mental health link workers can talk to you about specific mental health concerns and refer you on to further support. Contact your local GP surgery to find out more.
Wellbeing is a free NHS service which can offer support if you are experiencing common mental wellbeing issues, such as low mood, anxiety or stress.
Wellbeing offer courses and groups. They include peer support, online guided self-help and one to one support. They can also offer counselling if appropriate.
If you are aged 15 and under, contact your GP who can support you to be referred.
If you are aged 16+ you can access support through your GP. Or you can self-refer by calling 0300 123 1503 and the online form:
If you are an adult who provides unpaid support or care or if you are a child/young person supporting or affected by someone living with an illness or disability, physical or mental, you are a family carer and may be eligible for support.
Suffolk Family Carers can help you access carer assessments. They also offer a variety of information courses, groups and one to one support.
Please call 01473 835477 or access us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Our website address is www.suffolkfamilycarers.org
Childline is available to offer a counselling service for children and young people, or if you are an adult concerned about a child. Dial 0800 1111 or use their online chat service here: www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/