Run by Patients for Patients

CPSG Meetings in 2024 will take place in the small hall at Southgate Community Centre, Caie Walk, Nowton Estate, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2PJ and will be held monthly on the third Thursday between 2pm-4pm.  Meetings include speakers, presentations and refreshments. Also a raffle and a table top sale is held to raise funds for the group. CPSG is a face-to-face, non-judgmental group. It is a really friendly, informal and relaxed environment in which you and your loved ones can come and go as you please, and move around to feel more comfortable. Our members are there for each other and we do our best to ensure meetings run smoothly and are enjoyable to attend. Members coming together on a regular basis helps prevent isolation, lonliness and improves quality of life.

By joining the group you become a member which gives you entitlement to be involved throughout, a vested interest and particpation in all group activities. Beforehand we advise you to come to the meetings more than once to see if it is for you.

Visitors are welcome to drop in to see what we are all about so if you are passing give us a look, you will receive a warm welcome.


2024 Dates


20 June - PACT


August - no meeting

19 Sept - Escape Pain

17th Oct - Jenny Gibbs further Talks on Turkey

21 Nov - John Saunders The Brackland






Please feel free to join us for all or some of this time.


Our group are made up from a variety of people who are experiencing pain for a number of reasons. Many have said how our group has helped them to feel less isolated and more able to cope with their condition. "Just getting together and knowing that people are in a similar position and who have struggled to get doctors to listen or felt that they are not believed and dismissed.  Getting together to talk about things that dont have anything to do with pain but being surrounded by people who understand, helps to get through the anxiety and the pain"


We are run by patients for patients and understand just how you feel. If you cannot make a meeting then please don’t worry, we are happy to keep you informed via our newsletter which can be posted or emailed. Just let us have your details.


The Chronic Pain Support Group has been featured on BBC Radio Suffolk, in addition, we have had a full page write up regarding our work in the  British Pain Society Journal ‘Pain News’.  Also in local newspapers, and the hospital internal newsletter.

Since 2017 we have had monthly articles published in a directory that serves two large areas of Bury St Edmunds. You may find us in another local publication  from time to time too.


This is YOUR group - please support us by sending in your comments and/or attending some of our meetings!

Why not join us to meet new friends for a chat and a laugh at one of our coffee mornings?

 Coffee Mornings are held on a Monday on the following dates:


 ss      On Monday 10th June a coffee morning will be held, on this occasion, at The Folk Cafe (near the new Recycling Centre) in Bury from 10.30am onwards

for members, their loved ones, carers, lapsed members

Food & drinks,waitress service, tables timed, disabled toilet, pay on exit

For a group, it is advisable to book in advance

A lively and popular venue

       Do please come along and join us for a catch up over a cuppa - we would love to see you!

Newcomers who would like to meet us and know more about us are also welcome to join us. 


Southgate Community Centre, Caie Walk, Nowton Estate, Bury St Edmunds IP33 2PJ

First Thursday of each month from 1.30-4pm

£5.00 per session including refreshments

Disabled Access - Free Parking - on a Bus Route

Come along and join us in a friendly, supportive, creative atmosphere, bringing along your own handcraft projects. You may even see something new you would like to try and maybe share your skills with others. Anything from card craft, jewellery making, felting, knitting, crocheting, deco patch, decoupage, silk painting.....

The sessions are fun, light hearted, welcoming, sociable, good company and informal. Being actively creative brings many rewards.                 

Many crafts can be achieved with the choices on offer so if you would  like to feel a sense of acheivement why not come along and give it a go!

Tuition is always welcomed.

We look forward to seeing you.

Any enquiries please call 07724 187774

The next Positively Crafty session is being held on Thursday 6th June (flowers) If, and only if, it is safe to do so.

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Chronic Pain Support Group

Bring People in Pain Together