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.
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.
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).
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