Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Youth Service supports young people (11-24 years) living with a wide range of long- term medical conditions and disabilities, along with the siblings of the patients, in both Children’s and Adult Services.
Our weekly Youth Club enables young people to come together for peer support and for personal & social development, whilst taking part in a wide-range of activities.
Our Monday Evening Activity Sessions are based upon young people’s interests and needs and enable peer and social development through small group work.
CAN YOU HELP?
Support from local organisations enable us to offer many opportunities for young people. If you can support us in any way at all, please get in touch.
All of our programme of activities is provided through charitable funding, sponsorship and grants. Big thanks to everyone who supports us, especially Nottingham Hospitals Charity who are our main supporter.
There are many benefits to getting involved with the Youth Service. We have lots of feedback from young people, staff, volunteers and families about the work that we do:
Read our latest Blog about our Youth Forum’s trip to London, as part of the Big Youth Forum Meet-up!
Jennifer shares her experience and highlights of the day…
NUH Youth Service was established in 1998 and continues to provide quality youth work input to young people accessing hospital services in Nottingham.
Want to meet the Staff Team and find out more about us?
WELCOME TO THE NUH YOUTH SERVICE …
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Youth Service supports young people (11-24 years) living with a wide range of long-term medical conditions and disabilities, along with the siblings of the patients, in both Children’s and Adult Services. NUH Youth Service provides:
SUPPORT …for young people who access hospital services; giving them places to go, positive activities to do and someone to talk to.
EMPOWERMENT …enabling young people to have their voices heard and influence decision making at various levels.
OPPORTUNITY …providing a diverse range of personal and social development opportunities and a smooth transition into adult services, delivered by a skilled workforce.
Youth Club helps me to get away from everything and talk to people about any problems I am having. It’s great having my own space and time when I need it.
I am proud to be part of a fantastic team who work well as a unit and make activities enjoyable for everyone.
I have met loads of new friends and done stuff I would never imagined I would. Having a chronic condition does not have to hold you back!
NUH Youth Service is a fabulous but increasingly necessary addition to Children’s Services here at NUH.
Well done to all of you for recognising the needs of these young people and their families and developing a best practice initiative!
I was really bored in hospital until I was told about the Youth Room. You don’t have to stay in bed being miserable, it’s great!
I love the Youth Room so much! I can get away from it all when I feel swamped by medical stuff and I can just come and chill out in a place where people understand me.
I am so grateful for the Youth Room. The staff are really friendly, caring and supportive. They always listen to me.
I can’t speak enough good words about the Youth Service – I’m not sure where I would be without them!
I really love the Youth Service – the best idea for teenagers in hospital!