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Family Carers charity to be boosted by online auction of Ed Sheeran clothes

Suffolk Family Carers volunteers with clothes donated by Ed Sheeran.

Friday, May 9, 2014
11:51 AM

An online auction of clothes worn by Suffolk singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran will begin tonight in aid of Suffolk Family Carers.

The Ipswich-based charity was part of a select few organisations chosen to sell the items, many of which have been worn on photo and video shoots and at the star’s concerts.

The auction is already getting a lot of attention online and officials at the charity are hopeful it will help them to raise thousands of pounds.

Anna Haley, fundraiser at Suffolk Family Carers, said: “We are so excited that Ed Sheeran wants to help our charity raise vital funds and this is the perfect way.

Online talking therapy service trial launched in Norfolk

 An online therapy pilot has been launched by the Norfolk Wellbeing Service.

An online therapy pilot has been launched by the Norfolk Wellbeing Service. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

6:30 AM

A new online service has been launched in Norfolk to help people going through mild and moderate mental health challenges.

Officials from Norfolk’s Wellbeing Service have teamed up with PsychologyOnline to offer talking therapies to patients from their home, using the internet.

A pilot has been launched by the service, which is run by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy sessions to patients via an online chat service.

Respite group set up to help male carers

Launch of campaign at RC Treatt to get male carers to come forward and take advantage of the support available.

Published on the 20 February 2014 11:04

Launch of campaign at RC Treatt to get male carers to come forward and take advantage of the support available.

A campaign to provide help for male family carers has been launched in Bury St Edmunds.

The group So Active noticed when it supported the Suffolk Family Carers in a respite and relaxation programme that few men came forward.

So, in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Family Carers it last Friday launched a similar programme aimed at men.

So Active volunteer Tony Allen, whose employers R C Treatt of Bury have made a donation to support the work, said: “So many men care for someone without realising they’re a family carer and if they do, as men, we prefer not to talk about it.

“But, we’re launching a campaign that will inform men they are a family carer and offer support, respite and relaxation, in an environment they’re comfortable with.”

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