To Live With Dying Website

To Live With Dying’ is a website for residents in East Suffolk. It is a portal to information and support around subjects related to death, dying and cherishing life.

Death is a natural process and one that comes to us all, albeit in many different ways. It is part of life, yet many of us are hesitant to talk about it, or plan for it. This website will guide you to local and national resources that provide helpful information and support. From how to live with a life-limiting illness, to finding bereavement and practical support when someone dies. It has been created by NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Suffolk County Council in collaboration with local health and wellbeing organisations.

By talking about death and dying in our everyday lives and making plans for the future, we can cherish every moment of the life we have and improve the experience of end of life, for both for ourselves and our loved ones.

East & West Suffolk Mental Health Services

People in east and west Suffolk have been working together over the past few years to improve NHS mental health and emotional wellbeing care and learning disability and autism services.

Those discussions – which have involved service users, carers, education leads, GPs and mental health experts – have helped develop changes that we think will make things better. We hope these proposed changes will mean that people in east and west Suffolk will be able to get the help and support in the right place for them, when they need it, to stay mentally and emotionally well.

This is built on the long-term strategy which was developed during 2018 and involved more than 4000 service users, carers and people who work in healthcare, social care and education. These discussions have continued and they are called #AVeryDifferentConversation.

Now, we are asking you to check these plans. We want to know if you think we have got things right. We would love it if you took a few minutes to let us know.

Visit the website www.westsuffolkccg.nhs.uk/averydifferentconversation between 14th September 2020 to 30th October 2020 to learn more about our plans and add your voice to the conversation by filling in the survey.