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‘There is not a day goes by where someone comes and asks us for help’

PUBLISHED: 12:09 16 November 2018

The business community in Sudbury is backing the Just Talk campaign Picture: LOWMAN PR

The business community in Sudbury is backing the Just Talk campaign Picture: LOWMAN PR

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A charity that helps people cope by giving them the opportunity to talk about their problems is set to celebrate the grand opening of its new Sudbury premises.

The Just Talk Campaign, which was launched following a number of suicides in the area, has signed contracts with Babergh District Council to move into the former Suffolk Free Press offices in Borehamgate Precinct in Sudbury.

The demand for the service is now so high it has outgrown its current home at the Exploring U Well-being Centre based in Station Road and it will now be officially opening its new three-storey home on Saturday, November 24.

The campaign, which is now a registered charity, offers support to people needing help with their emotional well-being and holds free monthly drop-in sessions where people can discuss any problem they may have in confidence without needing to book an appointment.

The campaign also offers affordable one-to-one counselling services.

Psychotherapist Glenda D Roberts, who launched the campaign with counsellor Sharon Kendall in 2016, said: “We are thrilled to be officially opening our new home, which will help us meet the ever-growing demand for our services.

“There is not a day goes by where someone comes and asks us for help.”

She added: “We having been working extremely hard to get the new premises set-up and fit-for-purpose and we look forward to showing people what we have created.

“We now have the perfect facility from which the charity can continue to grow. The new premises is a fabulous community base where people who may be suffering with their emotional well-being can come and seek support in a safe and friendly environment.”

The charity’s new home has been completely redecorated and consists of a shop-fronted reception area and rooms for drop-in sessions, counselling and training. There is also kitchen and toilet facilities within the building.

Sudbury Mayor Sue Ayres will be among the many dignitaries attending the grand opening of new headquarters.

Officials from Babergh District Council, which owns the building, will also be attending.

For more information about the Just Talk Campaign see here.

Contact can also be made by emailing info@justtalkcampaign.co.uk or by calling 0330 120 0279.

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