A Message from Suffolk Young People’s Health Project
4YP have resumed providing support and activities for young people at their Lower Brook Street building, ensuring that their welfare is paramount in accordance with Government coronavirus guidance.
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.
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.
What Does 4YP Offer?
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.
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.
We work with a number of other organisations to ensure young people in Suffolk have access to the best quality support possible.