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;


4YPBulletPointdrug and alcohol advice and guidance;

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

NEW Survey - Young People's Emotional Wellbeing

Survey ImgThe second in our series of 4YP surveys is now available, and we'd really appreciate if you could spend a few minutes to complete it.

Click here to go to the survey, or see our Surveys page for more information.


Mission Impossible

Melanie Fundraising Walk - 285 Miles Along the South West Coastal Path

Would you like to walk some of the coastal path in beautiful Devon, Cornwall, or Somerset?

Mel is inviting fellow trekkers to join her this summer for as little or as much of her route from Minehead to Land's End as you like. For full details, please see Mel's 285 page.

Walk with Mel

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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