Good health and wellbeing provides many advantages for us all.

Healthy people tend to:

  • Be happier
  • Have a purpose
  • Make healthier lifestyle choices
  • Play a more active role in society
  • Contribute more to society and to the economy

What we are doing

The Councils vision is to build ‘great communities with bright and healthy futures that everyone is proud to call home’. Wellbeing is one of six key priorities to help deliver this vision.

Our health and wellbeing projects include:

  • Dementia awareness and activities
  • Canine Companions to reduce social isolation
  • Community Cuppas
  • Holiday activities and food for children on benefit related free school meals
  • Youth Social prescribing
  • Health Equity
  • Cost of living support

You can find out more about our projects through emailing the Communities Team

How you can support yourself

The Five Ways to Wellbeing is a good start:

  1. Keep Learning
  2. Connect
  3. Take Notice
  4. Give
  5. Be Active

For more information visit Healthysuffolk: 5-ways-to-wellbeing

You may also find the following useful:

  • Suffolk Info Link - Find support to stay healthy, social, and independent in your community, including advice on volunteering, work, falls, disabilities, and mental health
  • NHS Choices - Your complete guide to conditions, symptoms, and treatments, including what to do and when to get help
  • Healthwatch Suffolk - Use your experiences to improve local care
  • Feel Good Suffolk - Access free services to help you stop smoking, manage your weight and become more active
  • Suffolk User Forum - A user-led mental health charity which supports people with mental health problems
  • Turning Point - Can support you if you have drug or alcohol issues
  • Suffolk Mind - Support with mental health needs
  • Alzheimer's Society - Provide support to those with dementia
  • Discover Suffolk - To find information on walking, cycling, and riding in Suffolk

Suffolk InfoLink have an online Health and wellbeing community directory to help people find local sources of support.