Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP)

Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP)

Charity information

Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP)

We provide and coordinate services that improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of 12-25 year olds in Suffolk so they can lead healthier, safer, happier lives.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    Thank you for your interest in Suffolk Young People’s Health Project.

    Also known as 4YP, we provide and co-ordinate services that improve the social, emotional, and physical health and wellbeing of 12-25 year olds in Suffolk.

    4YP is a local charity based at 14 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, supporting young people throughout the county, including in some schools. We support more than 10,000 young person contacts each year.

    Our services are offered to young people for free, but as a charity we rely on support from fundraising and donations to continue.

    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 allows them to make more informed choices, and access better opportunities for education and work.

    Services include:
    -youth work (group work, intensive 1:1 support, drop-in workshops, and fun activities);
    -drug and alcohol advice and guidance;
    -a nurse-run sexual health clinic;
    -volunteering and work experience opportunities;
    -shower, kitchen, laundry, IT facilities;
    -a 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.

    For more information, please call 01473 252607 or visit our website.

  • Aims

    Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP) aims to:

    • address the emotional, social, and physical health and wellbeing needs of 12-25 year olds in Suffolk to make them healthier, safer, and happier for chances of a better quality of life.
    • support young people in developing the life, social, communication, and transferable work skills required to live more independently and improve opportunities for educational and economic attainment.
    • equip young people with knowledge, confidence, resilience, and coping mechanisms via provision of advice, guidance, practical support, and informal education through fun and inclusive activities.
    • prevent or intervene to stop issues such as substance misuse, abuse and exploitation, antisocial behaviour, unplanned pregnancy, inappropriate sexual conduct, spread of STIs, and habits of poor diet.
  • Overview

    Established: December 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1084286

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 14

    Volunteers: 22

    Phone number: 01473 252607

    Address: 14 Lower Brook Street Ipswich Suffolk IP4 1AP

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