Local MP, Dr Dan Poulter was pleased to visit and support Framlingham’s Worry Tree Café on Friday afternoon.
Dubbed a community wellbeing café, the concept is very simple indeed. From 4.30pm each Friday, for 2 hours, the small and welcoming team of dedicated volunteers offer tea, coffee and biscuirs and anyone affected, either directly or indirectly, by mental health issues can drop in.
The Café now regularly welcomes up to 40 guests each Friday, many of whom are now close friends. The most common reason for attending the Worry Tree is loneliness, but they café also supports those dealing with grief, depression and a variety of other issues. There is absolutely no obligation to talk about mental health at all and for many, the chance to get out of the house and to chat with friends is the most important part of the Worry Tree.