Youth Work In Hospital Project

Published on: April 29, 2024

Information about the youth work in Hospital Project at Southend Hospital:

A new youth project which has started at Southend Hospital. The project initially started at Basildon Hospital in 2019, (commissioned by the Violence and Vulnerability Board) with the main aim of the project to support young people who arrive at A&E due to being victims of violent crime. They are offered a youth worker to support them in accessing services within their local community, advocate for them and also work with parents/carers, schools/colleges, social care and other provisions such as CAMHS. The service is catered around what the young person wants and can be available for as long as needed.

Following from the development of the project in Basildon Hospital, 700 referrals were completed and 95% of the young people were in a mental health crisis. This project has now rolled out into Southend (with the plan for all MSE sites to have this provision), and it is now offered for all young people that arrive at A&E or if they have a long-term health condition such as diabetes and epilepsy.


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