Welcome to Suffolk User Forum
Providing feedback to inform, shape and improve services. Active across the whole of Suffolk.
SUF Ipswich office : Unit 3a, Grange Business Centre, Tommy Flowers Drive, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2BY
Telephone 01473 329307
SUF Annual General Meeting 20th October at the John Peel Centre
for Creative Arts in Stowmarket
This year we have a photographic exhibition in association with Cooke64
Agenda for the AGM 2015
SUF Annual Report for the year ending 30th June 2015 pdf
SUF Financial Statements for the year ending 30th June 2015 pdf
Draft minutes of the SUF 2014 AGM
A version in an easy read style is also available here
if you would like any of these documents in a different format such as large print please call us 01473 329307
Celebrating 15 years of the Human Rights Act
The Great SUF "Cake Off" was held on the 7th October at our offices in Kesgrave, Ipswich to celebrate this anniversary. We had the wonderful local baker, Janette of Beautiful Bakes show us icing of her cup cakes, and then down to really interesting and wide conversations with the group. Thank you to everyone who came along.
SUF Trustee Treasurer Vacancy
SUF is here to make a difference and you could be part of that change.
We have over the past two years and continue to attract, resources from other funding bids. We are looking for a Trustee Treasurer with knowledge of managing different restructed funds and their timelines.
The Treasurers role is a voluntary position and as such attracts travel expenses to perform the duties but is not a funded position. For more information can be found here Trustee Treasurer role.
The monthly board meetings are usually held at the SUF office in Kesgrave and occasionally at Stowmarket. The format is friendly and fun with a lot covered in the 2 hour meeting.
If you are interested in finding out more about the trustee role or would like to attend a board meeting, please contact Jeannie Wright Chair of Trustees Tel 01473 329307
Visit our trustee page to see previous board meeting minutes
The latest SUF enewsletter is available now to download as a pdf
This latest issue contains:-
NSFT was placed into special measures after a inspection in October 2014 which resulted in it receiving an overall rating of ‘Inadequate’. CQC found the trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services to a large population across Norfolk and Suffolk, needed to make a number of improvements to ensure it was consistently delivering safe and responsive services.
If you would prefer a paper copy of the survey or have any questions please do call us 01473 329307
Mental Health Awareness Workshops
Suffolk User Forum have developed workshops that can be delivered in your workplace, for your staff and managers.
These workshops introduce the benefits of maintaining a mentally healthy workplace. They look at the steps anyone can take to look out for others at work and a short DVD is shown to provide examples of early warning signs. The focus of the workshop is discussion around the knowledge of mental ill health already existing with staff and how these “Hidden Talents” can be used to benefit the whole company.
see our workplace wellbeing page for more information
1 in 6 employees are currently experiencing mental ill health which, every year, costs British businesses in terms of lost production over £1000 per employee.
View a 4 minute long presentation film here
In business mental health is everyone's business
Connecting people with the experience of mental illness
to support a stronger user voice. Tel 01473 329307