Welcome to Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP)

Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (also known as 4YP) provides and co-ordinates services that improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of 12-25 year olds in Suffolk.

4YP is a local charity which supports young people throughout Suffolk. We work from our base in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich and throughout the county, including in many schools. We support more than 12,000 young person contacts each year.

Through advice, guidance, and practical support we enable healthier, safer, more resilient lifestyles. With our help, young people develop life, social, communication and work skills, which helps them make more informed choices, and access better opportunities for education and work.

Our services include:

4YPBulletPointyouth work with Young People's Workers – group work, intensive 1:1 support, drop-in workshops, and fun activities;


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4YPBulletPointa nurse-run sexual health clinic;

4YPBulletPointvolunteering and work experience opportunities;

4YPBulletPointshower, kitchen, laundry, IT facilities;

4YPBulletPointa reused-clothes store, including outfits appropriate for job interviews.

This is vital support. Our services fill a gap in local provision, helping any young person with the issues affecting them, including individuals who do not fit the criteria for conventional support.

Groups and Activities

To find out all about the different groups and activities we currently have going on at 4YP, check out our Activities page.

This is updated regularly, so check back to see what's new and find out how you can get involved.

For further information on any of the groups and activities, please call 01473 252607 or email enquiries@syphp.org.uk.

Ask the 4YP Expert

Our confidential, live online 1-to-1 chat service that offers personalised information and advice for young people throughout Suffolk.

Find out more on our Services page.

Or click here to get started.

Ask the 4YP Expert

Mission Impossible

#Mels285 - Trekking 285 Miles from Minehead to Land's End

Mel is currently walking 285 miles of the South West Coastal Path in beautiful Devon, Cornwall, or Somerset in order to raise money to support our services.  Her target is £1,000 and she's well on her way.

For full details, please see Mel's 285 page.

To sponsor Mel, please visit her donation page.

EADT 20-08-16

From East Anglian Daily Times, 20 August 2016

2016 AGM Invite

Young people made a fantastic film to communicate local issues

Young Leaders from 4YP tell us about the issues young people in Suffolk face, and the changes they would like to take place.

You can also view the video on the Offshoot Film's Vimeo page.

High Sheriff Award 2014Suffolk High Sheriff's Youth Organisation of the Year 2014

We are proud to have been awarded the Suffolk High Sheriff's Youth Organisation of the Year Award for 2014.

We believe this a suitable reflection of the vital work we do to support young people in the county.  Many thanks to everyone who is involved with 4YP, our supporters, volunteers, and all the young people that use our services.

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