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

  Email us directly at: hello@suffolkuserforum.co.uk or through our Contact Us page

Save the Date: World Mental Health Day 10th October 2015


The latest SUF newsletter Issue 11 is available now to download as a pdf

In this issue we give a report on the Suffolk Human Rights Training Day with the

British Institute for Human Rights which took place on
the 9th June 2015
at University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich

Above speakers on the day: left Heather Rugg, senior lecturer in mental health nursing of UCS, centre Gracie Bradley and right Nick Beales of BIHR

Also included in the newsletter is an insert Human Rights case study - free to download here

  Would you like to be a Trustee of Suffolk User Forum?

SUF is here to make a difference and you could be part of that change. As a charity the board of trustee / directors oversees the strategic direction and future of Suffolk User Forum. We are looking for people who may have championed user rights and want to contribute to SUF. You may have lived experience of mental health, either directly or perhaps as a carer and want to be part of an organization making changes in Suffolk.
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 our 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

Wendy Shepherd, Service User and Engagement Lead for SUF

Wendy attended the Patient Revolution Conference on 15th July at Bury St Edmunds

For more information visit the CCG website

 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

Suffolk User Forum (SUF) is a user led mental health Charity.
This means that all of our trustees, staff and volunteers have lived experience of mental ill health. This matters to us because we have a genuine understanding of living with or caring for people with mental ill health.
We are dedicated to speaking out for the mental health & wellbeing of service users in Suffolk when they need help to do so. SUF covers the whole range of services from wellbeing to support; from GP led care and treatment through to voluntary and statutory sector services including in-patient care.

To find out more about SUF and our key priorities for 2015-2017 please follow this link to our About Us page.



Connecting people with the experience of mental illness

to support a stronger user voice. Tel 01473 329307