Our YouCanBe service is a wellbeing service for women, providing support to improve their self-esteem, relationships, and sexual and reproductive health.

YouCanBe is an early intervention service for vulnerable women aged 15+ who, due to complex circumstances, are struggling to create bright futures for themselves.

The risk factors that mean a young woman might benefit from YouCanBe include:

  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Risky sexual behaviour
  • An experience of being in care at any point and for any length of time
  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Poor mental health
  • Being affected by domestic abuse
  • Mild learning difficulties

Whatever a young woman’s story, YouCanBe supports them to build self-esteem and resilience, which reduces the risks associated with their complex circumstances. Depending in each young woman’s needs, our Practitioners can offer:

  • One-to-one, non-time limited support
  • Support to improve sexual and reproductive health, including contraception and STI screening
  • Relationship and sex education, including work around consent, signs of abuse, online safety, and the difference between healthy/unhealthy relationships
  • Support to increase self-esteem and self-worth, including work around wellbeing, mindfulness, and emotional articulacy
  • Signposting to other services who can help with issues such as debt, housing, or mental health

YouCanBe is available in Ipswich, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich.