A Brief Introduction to 4YP

Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (also known as ‘4YP’) provides and co-ordinates a wide-range of services that aim to improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk, aged 12-25.

Via a diverse programme of support, we equip local young people with the knowledge, skills, and resilience they need as tools to lead healthier, happier, safer lives, prepare them to live independently, and help strive to reach their full potential.

A modest-sized local charity, 4YP is based at our open access drop-in central in Ipswich. We also offer support in young people-focussed community locations, such as schools.

We listen to young people to identify their individual needs, and address them with the most appropriate, holistic support or by linking with other agencies.

4YP offers confidential, non-judgemental intervention and prevention services for free at point of delivery. See our full list of current support services and activities.

Our services are open to all young people in Suffolk, aged 12-25. We regularly support those who lack life and social skills, and present poor emotional wellbeing, learning difficulties, chaotic lifestyles, and are dealing with issues that range from inactive lifestyles to self-harm, and emotional wellbeing to bullying, social isolation or other relationship-based problems.

Young people are welcome to drop-in for support. Additionallly, we receive many referrals from parents/carers, schools, health and young people service professionals, and GPs.

While we don't offer support to parents and carers directly, we are happy to help direct you to approproate agencies when you don't know where else to turn.

As a charity, 4YP welcomes support in the form of donations, fundraising, and volunteering.

If you would like to make an enquiry about the services we offer, or about getting involved in the activities of 4YP, we offer a range of options for getting in touch on our Contact Us page.

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