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Positive Mind & Body

Recover & Empower


Access proudly operates mental health projects across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Dual Diagnosis

Someone with a ‘dual diagnosis’ has a mental health condition (such as schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, stress, anxiety & depression) alongside a substance dependency (alcohol, street drugs or prescribed medication).

Both problems combine to have a significantly damaging effect on a person’s life; each condition has symptoms that interfere with a person’s ability to function, self-perception and form relationships with others.

People with a dual diagnosis can often experience other non-medical difficulties: these may include social, legal, housing, welfare and lifestyle matters, which healthcare services can’t always provide support for.

The team currently offers:

  • 1:1 support/therapy for mental health and addictions.
  • Auricular Acupuncture.
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: 8 weeks course.
  • Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention: 8 weeks course (addictions).
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction: 8 weeks course (stress/anxiety).
  • The PTSD programme incorporates EMDR, ACT, CFT and reconsolidation.
  • Reversing the Spiral (RTS): A transitional lifestyle change programme.

The team works alongside other mental health, drug/alcohol counselling and related services to provide more all-around support to those living in supported housing and the community within the Waveney area.

As a direct-access service, the Team welcomes self-referrals (in addition to those made by referring agencies).

Referral forms can be made by
01502 527200 or email referrals@accessct.org

STEAM House Cafes

STEAM House Café’s our trusted mental health hubs, with easily accessible wellbeing & mental health support on a high street near you across Norfolk & Suffolk.

Each STEAM is individually styled to meet the needs of the local community and we currently have 4 hubs, across Norfolk & Suffolk.

Each cafe provides guidance, support and personalised pathway plans, which are mindfully coproduced over a period of time with our team, to enhance future wellbeing for the client.

STEAM provides person centred intervention assistance to support primary services across Suffolk and Norfolk.

For more information about STEAM visit the dedicated website steamhousecafes.co.uk

Waveney Leaf

The Waveney LEAF is the result of grounding discussions, ideas, values and learning into reality, and is the result of ongoing collaboration with the Waveney community.

The LEAF works closely with statutory services to ensure diverse voices are heard and valued in decision making processes, and through regular meetings, workshops and collaboration sessions amplifies the voices of lived experience in the ongoing mental health service transformation.

Our community facilitator hosts groups and wellbeing activities across local towns and villages, creating opportunities for meaningful connection and supporting access to services through signposting, information, advice and guidance.

Working closely with local services such as the DWP, NSFT, local businesses and volunteers we are helping to identify and reduce isolation and create spaces for connection and community, where all voices are valued.

Jade also hosts a monthly wellbeing walk, the fourth Thursday of every month in Lowestoft – More information can be found here.

For more details please contact our LEAF community facilitator Jade Drinkwater at jade.drinkwater@accessct.org


The Junction

A safe space in Lowestoft, providing free advice and guidance from our welcoming youth workers for young people aged 11-25 years old.

The Junction provides free advice, mental health guidance, and wellbeing support from mental health youth workers in a safe welcoming space in the heart of Lowestoft town centre.

The hub is open to any young person aged 11-17s, and support is given in the form of assistive one to ones and group workshops.

Dedicated social groups, free wifi, gaming, musical instruments, a sensory corner, and arts/crafts are also available.

Our service does not have a waiting list, and referrals can be made by dropping in, whether for a 1:1 or accessing the service.

You can contact make referrals by contacting

01502 527200 or email referrals@accessct.org

Located at 119 Bevan Street East, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2AG | Follow The Junction on Instagram @thejunctionlwt or Facebook /The Junction – Lowestoft

You can find more of our mental health & neurodiverse services via our community hubs.