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New service for young people (13+) experiencing abuse in Suffolk
08 July 2020

A new web based / phone service for young people (13+) who are or have experienced any form of abuse has been launched in Suffolk. The service is open and operated by specialist therapists from 9am to 9pm daily with a web chat facility from 6-9pm Monday to Friday. It is open to young people who have not yet reported their abuse. 

Psychologists offer vital support as schools return
03 June 2020
A team of psychologists in Suffolk has created a “support pack” to help schools cope with an increase in mental health issues.
Suffolk extends mental health offering for young people
28 April 2020
More young adults in Suffolk will be able to seek help from Kooth after the free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service was extended.
Stop the Hate
27 November 2019

A group of young people from Suffolk with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are the brave stars of a hard-hitting video aimed at raising awareness of hate crime.

New online counselling service for young people
10 October 2019

A new free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people in east and west Suffolk aged 11 – 18 was launched on World Mental Health Day 2019 (10 October).

Specialist service set to expand
27 June 2019
Children and young people from east and west Suffolk will benefit from a wider range of targeted support for learning disabilities and mental health problems when a specialist service expands this summer
Trans* Families support group (Outreach Youth)
20 July 2017
Monthly Trans* Families opportunities for Trans*, Gender Variant, Non-Binary, or Gender Questioning children and young people (u18) to make new friends, take part in activities and have fun!
The group also offers support, information, advice and activities to parents and carers of Trans*, Gender Variant, Non-Binary or Gender Questioning children and young people. 
Specialist Service for young people in Suffolk set to expand
19 June 2017
Children and young people from east and west Suffolk will benefit from a wider range of targeted support for learning disabilities and mental health problems when a specialist service expands this summer.
NHS Go - new health app for young people
28 July 2016
A new health mobile application and website to help young people take greater control over their health from an early age, make healthier choices and get advice and information on health issues from a trusted source when they don’t know where to go. On the website you will find a set of promotional materials for you to share and use to promote NHS Go to young people you work with and their parents and carers. 
Green Days
22 June 2016
Green Days are FREE Ecotherapy activity days run Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays), during school holidays for girls aged 13-18 in the beautiful Caston Woods next to the Park & Ride at Martlesham, Ipswich, IP5 3QX.
Additional support for Suffolk's young people
17 May 2016
More online resources are now available to support the emotional health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk.
4YP Welcomes New Chief Executive
18 March 2016
On 8 April 2016, Dawn Henry will be celebrating her last day as Chief Executive of Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (4YP). Dawn’s successor, Tibbs Pinter, will commence in post on 4 April 2016.
Work of young people recognised nationally
16 March 2016
The work being done by a group of young people from east Suffolk to increase awareness of health issues has been recognised nationally.
Safer Internet Day
01 February 2016
Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.
Social media and Skype keep young people with diabetes attending, says new advice
27 January 2016
Advice on using social media, texts and Skype to keep young people engaged in treatment for their diabetes has been published as part of wider information to help commissioners improve care transition.
New funding supports young people’s emotional wellbeing
16 November 2015
The determination of local health and social care providers in east and west Suffolk to improve young people’s emotional wellbeing services has resulted in an award of £6 million, over the next five years.
Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme
20 October 2015
NHS England have launched a passport style brief of key facts that children and young people using mental health services can use to help them avoid repeating their history and preferences every time they use services.
Making Your Mark - Inside Out's arts and Wellbeing Programme
13 October 2015
A New and Exciting Arts & Wellbeing Programme for Young Adults aged 18 -25 starting 26 October 2015
Off to uni this year? Don't miss out on your vaccine
17 September 2015

All 17 and 18 year olds and those starting university this year are being offered the MenACWY vaccine to protect against meningitis and septicaemia.

Older teenagers and university students are in a high risk group of infection, so it's important that you get the vaccine.

The MenACWY vaccination programme is in response to a sharp increase in cases of a particularly aggressive strain of meningitis - meningococcal W.

If you're 17-24 you are entitled to the vaccine and should contact your GP to arrange.

For more information:

•Visit the NHS website
•Check out the NHS leaflet on meningitis

Difficult conversation: Children and young people's mental health and wellbeing
17 September 2015
An event for Trust members and anyone who cares about young people’s mental health
Encouraging healthy debate among young people
10 September 2015
Teachers and their Year 10 school pupils in east Suffolk are invited to a free, interactive event to debate and discuss NHS services.
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