Help for anxiety sufferers in Ipswich

FINAL preparations were today being made for a health fair which will provide support and advice to anxiety sufferers.

FINAL preparations were today being made for a health fair which will provide support and advice to anxiety sufferers.

Experts from a range of fields are due to gather at Suffolk College in Ipswich tomorrow for the 2007 Health Fair.

Members of the public are being invited to attend the free event to access information from groups ranging from the Samaritans to stop smoking organisations and fitness clubs.

Christina Freebairn, an event management student at the college who has helped organise the fair, said: “We think anxiety is an important issue.

“We want people to be aware there are people in Ipswich who can help them. There are organisations there which they can walk into and say 'I need help'.

“A lot of people maybe don't even know that they have anxiety problems. We want people to be aware they can talk to people about it if they feel stressed or worried.”

Most Read

The fair has been organised to increase awareness and understanding of the issues, symptoms and the services and help available for people suffering from anxiety.

Exhibitors will include Fitness First, the Iceni Project, Bodywise and Suffolk Stop Smoking.

Miss Freebairn said: “We want people to come and be aware there are so many different aspects of it. It can be helpful even to use aromatherapy or going to a craftwork class can help because boredom can lead to anxiety.”

The “Anxiety and its Effects” health fair will be open to the public from 10.30am to 2pm in the Forefront Gallery at Suffolk College.

Entry is free.

Do you have advice for anxiety sufferers? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter