Our YouCanBe service is for young women who want to improve their self-esteem, relationships, and sexual and reproductive health.

YouCanBe is an early intervention service for young women aged 15+ who, due to complex circumstances, are at risk of unplanned pregnancies and unhealthy relationships and are struggling to create bright futures for themselves.

The main risk factors that mean a young woman might benefit from YouCanBe are low self-esteem, risky sexual behaviour, and unhealthy relationships. Other risk factors include:

  • An experience of being in care 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 on each young woman’s needs, our Practitioners can offer:

  • One-to-one, non-time limited support
  • Support to improve sexual and reproductive health, including access to contraception and STI screening
  • Relationship and sex education, including work around consent, signs of abuse, online safety, and boundaries
  • 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 Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

PLEASE NOTE: the waiting list for Norwich is currently closed, however we are still accepting referrals for Great Yarmouth