Haverhill LifeLink

Haverhill LifeLink TeamHaverhill LifeLink supports those living in and around the town by aiming to connect people to the many social activities, clubs and groups that are on offer in the community.

Haverhill LifeLink includes:

  • up to six sessions with your LifeLink Coordinator, after the initial meeting
  • access to the Haverhill LifeLink drop-in providing an opportunity to meet other like-minded people
  • build your own personal action plan around what is important to you.

Open to anyone over 16

 You can get involved in something they have an interest in and would enjoy.

There are a range of benefits which include:

  • improved mental health and wellbeing
  • meeting new people and developing new friendships
  • feeling healthier and fitter
  • learning new skills
  • opportunities for volunteering and employment.

Where you can find us

Our coordinators meet participants at a variety of places around the town, such as at a doctor’s surgery, at The Burton Centre, at Abbeycroft Leisure Centre and at the Next Door Café. The time and place for each session is decided between the coordinator and the participant.

Activities

“LifeLink has given me a new lease of life. I feel more confident and by finding volunteer opportunities it allows me to build my social engagement. LifeLink has given me a sense of freedom.” Haverhill LifeLink participant

Activities can include:

  • debt and benefits advice
  • volunteering opportunities within Haverhill
  • health and fitness groups, such as walking, cycling and dance
  • support groups
  • arts and culture groups
  • history groups
  • sports clubs and activities.

Haverhill LifeLink is free

However, some of the groups and clubs that you might like to get involved in may have a small charge. But this can be discussed at your meeting with your LifeLink coordinator.

How to get involved

Contact one of our LifeLink coordinators Jo Burnett, Charlotte Staples or Elaine Hewes.

  • For queries and verbal referrals phone 07976 798194, 07967 670602 or 07967 670592
  • Generic email, queries, referrals and referral forms to be emailed to info@haverhill-lifelink.co.uk
  • If you cannot complete a referral form online, print off, complete and post a PDF referral to: Kim Barnes-Clark, LifeLink, West Suffolk Council, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU.

Haverhill LifeLinkserves patients registered at Christmas Maltings and Clements surgery and Haverhill Family Practice.

You can refer yourself by completing a self-referral form:

GPs, professionals and organisations can also make referrals by completing a: