A Message from Suffolk Young People’s Health Project

4YP and Coronavirus (last updated 18/01/22) 4YP continue to provide support and activities for young people at their Lower Brook Street building, other locations in Suffolk unless advised otherwise (such as schools and youth clubs) and virtually, ensuring that their welfare is paramount in accordance with Government coronavirus guidance. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01473 252607 or email enquiries@syphp.org.uk

If you would like to speak to someone urgently or outside of our working hours please see below the list of organisations that can help.

  • Call Samaritans on 116 123, available 24/7
  • https://www.kooth.com/ online mental wellbeing community
  • The First Response Service 0808 196 3494, First Response is a helpline for people of all ages in Norfolk and Suffolk who need urgent mental health support. The helpline is available all day, every day.
  • If you are under 19 you can call Childline on 0800 1111, open 24/7
  • If you are concerned about the safety of a child, you should contact NSPCC. You can call them on 0808 800 5000 or email them at help@nspcc.org.uk.
  • You can also contact your local NHS urgent mental health helpline (England only) or 111 for 24-hour advice and support.
  • If you want to send a text message, you can use the YoungMinds Textline which provide free, 24/7 text support for people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.

We work from our drop-in centre in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich and throughout the county, including in many schools. Our services aim to cater for those that struggle to get the support they need elsewhere.

Through advice, guidance and practical support we help young people develop the skills and knowledge to lead healthier, happier, safer and more resilient lifestyles. We give young people the confidence to make better informed choices and enable them to reach their full potential.

Look through our Services below and separate Groups & Activities pages for details of the many ways you can get support from or involved with 4YP.

We hope you are all keeping safe in this time of difficulty and we look forward to providing all services including our evening groups and youth clubs soon.

If you’d like more information, there are many ways you can Contact Us.

What Does 4YP Offer?

Youth Work

4YP is an open-access centre. This means you can literally open the door and walk in any time between 10am-5pm each weekday.

Our Young People’s Workers and volunteers are at hand with advice, guidance and support when you need it. You will be given a friendly welcome and the chance to talk through whatever’s on your mind, ask questions about health and wellbeing and get involved in the activities on offer.

Our facilities for use by young people include a shower, laundry and kitchen. The cooking facilities are used to provide advice on healthy lifestyles and how to eat well on a budget. You can also pop in to use our computers and access the internet.

    Contact Form

    Groups & Activities

    4YP runs various day and evening group sessions that provide opportunities to chill out, have fun, make friends, let off steam, chat and ask questions or even join us as a volunteer. There’s always plenty to do and no two weeks are the same. What’s on? 


    Access to short-term counselling (6-8 weeks) to provide emotional support is available via the counselling service at 4YP. Please visit our Counselling page for more details.

    Partner Organisations

    We work with a number of other organisations to ensure young people in Suffolk have access to the best quality support possible.