Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Youth Service supports young people (11-21 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 Group Work 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 Callum’s Blog:
From young person to Peer Mentor and Volunteer! Callum has recently secured a part-time Youth Work job in Nottingham thanks to skills and experience gained with NUHYS!
Read his story here:
NUH Youth Service was established in 1998 and continues to provide quality youth work input to young people accessing hospital services in Nottingham.
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WELCOME TO THE NUH YOUTH SERVICE …
Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Youth Service supports young people (11-21years) 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.
I am proud to be part of a fantastic team who work well as a unit and make activities enjoyable for everyone.
This is a great learning experience for me! I have learnt to work as part of a team and encourage others whilst making a difference to the lives of young people in hospital.
The Youth Work course has been fantastic! I have learnt about new theories and skills to give me more confidence when working with young people.
I really love the Youth Service – the best idea for teenagers in hospital!
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 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!
Thank you for inviting me on the residential. It was the best trip that I have been on! I met lots of new friends and it helped my confidence.
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 am so grateful for the Youth Room. The staff are really friendly, caring and supportive. They always listen to me.
NUH Youth Service is a fabulous but increasingly necessary addition to Children’s Services here at NUH.