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Support & Advice

If you have any concerns or worries, please do speak to someone, be that at home or at school.

There are lots of ways in which we can support you, but if we do not know we cannot help. You could speak to your form tutor, a teacher, your Head of Year, a member of the pastoral team, the school nurse, a teaching assistant – whoever you feel able to talk with.

You might also find the information from the following organisations useful.


General Advice


4YP provides health, social and general well-being services to young people aged 12-25 from an open access centre at 14 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich.

Tel: 01473 252607



The Source

The Source is a Suffolk County Council website designed by young people for young people in Suffolk. There is information and advice on courses, jobs, CV builders, apprenticeships, careers, money, free time, life, housing and health.


Child Abuse


A free and confidential helpline for children and young adults.

Telephone: 0800 11 11


Drug & Alcohol Abuse


A confidential helpline for anyone in the UK concerned about drug use.

Tel: 0800 776600



Phoenix Futures

Phoenix Futures provides free confidential advice about drugs and alcohol.


Mental Health

Young Minds

A UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.


Relationships, sexual health & contraception


Information about relationships, sexual health and contraception.



Outreach Youth

There is useful information, resources and links on the Outreach youth website, a project that supports and works with young people across Suffolk, aged 13 to 19 years, who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning their sexuality.


Staying Safe Online


Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it.



Young Carers

Suffolk Family Carers provide information, advice and guidance to family carers of all ages, including young carers. Please click on the following link for further information:



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Contact Us

Northgate High School
Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL

Tel: 01473 210 123