Here you will find links to reports we have written, based on the findings from surveys we have conducted.
We thank everyone for their input in the creation, distribution, and answering of these surveys. The findings help shape services at 4YP by informing us of the current picture of need in Suffolk, as well as what young people want from organisations like 4YP.
Organisations are welcome to use these reports as source data to create their own projects, although we would appreciate being acknowledged for it. We would also welcome discussion about this information, and any ideas you have to work together to tackle the problems identified.
Read the latest report from Healthwatch Suffolk, which concerns the emotional wellbeing of children and young people in Suffolk.
They contacted more than 6,800 pupils from eight schools in the county to ask about their mental health and wellbeing. The report includes data about important issues including self-harm, cyber-bullying, sleep problems and difficulties in finding the right support.
The “My Health, Our Future” project was commissioned through the Suffolk Children's Emotional Wellbeing Group as part of work to deliver the Suffolk Emotional Wellbeing Transformation Plan (EWB2020).
4YP is please to have been able to support this exercise: we are pleased to have bene able to suggest questions for use in the cinsultation, and the findings will help shape services as well as possible help secure funding to address them.
Report recommendations based on findings specifically reference the need for better signposting, improved engagement with schools around the subject of mental health and wellbeing and increased funding targeted at prevention.
To read about the key findings and to download your copy of the report, please click here. You can also click here to access information about emotional wellbeing support and advice currently available to young people, parents and carers.
4YP has been at the same premises at 14 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich for more than 10 years. Listening to what young people say, we have decided to give the drop-in a fresh look.
At 4YP, we like to involve young people in everything we do. Working with a dedicated volunteer, who enlisted the healp and expertise of a deisgner, carpenter, and other professionals, we came up with possibilities for the new look. So, we asked young people what they thought of the plans.
The consultation - an online survey - ran until 31 July 2017. Every response helped us improve plans and ensure we do what is best for the young people of Suffolk.
We teamed up with Suffolk Sport and Inspire Suffolk to run a survey into the views and understanding of Youth Social Action among local young people. We wanted to find out whether there needs to be more done to inform and educate them as to what YSA is, and how they can get involved.
Appendix 1: Youth Social Action Survey, April 2017
A summary report of three surveys we conducted to explore the current picture of health and wellbeing, needs and support experiences of young people aged 12-25 who live, study, work, and socialise in Suffolk.
Three surveys were conducted between April 2016 and January 2017 with a focus on:
1. access to services and support: 325 responses (appendix 1)
2. emotional wellbeing: 114 responses (appendix 2)
3. active lifestyles: 235 responses (appendix 3)
This research was made possible thanks to funding from the Healthwatch Suffolk Small Grants Scheme. Details of all the projects awarded support for 2016 can be found on their website www.healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk where you can also find a copy of the report Healthwatch Suffolk have compiled of all the organisations who benefitted from their Small Grant Scheme - read it online.
Healthwatch Suffolk supports people receiving NHS or social care in Suffolk to get their voice heard.
If you want to have your say, your views will be used to help make services better for everyone. If a health or care service is found to be poor or you've had a really bad experience, they will have to respond to Healthwatch Suffolk to say how they are going to improve their service.
You can share feedback about any health or social care service in Suffolk with Healthwatch Suffolk. That includes treatment you, a friend or family member has received in places like hospitals, dentists, doctors and care homes. Visit www.healthwatchsuffolk.co.uk/services to rate and review your experiences now.
To find out more about Healthwatch, watch the video below.
In 2013, Suffolk County Council asked us to work with them to seek young people's views on local sexual health services and support for young parents.
A brief overview - taken from presentation notes reporting on the findings - can be seen in this PDF.