A web platform for young people aged 11-24 has been launched in Norfolk and Waveney by the team of Just One Norfolk.

Dubbed the FYI website, the interactive online portal provides self-care information to aid youth in navigating various life issues.

Endorsed by NHS professionals and designed with community input, the resource addresses key topics like emotional and mental wellbeing, relationships, and education.

Created over an 18-month period, the project was developed in collaboration with more than 200 young participants, engaging with schools, community groups and individual teenagers.

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This collaborative initiative underpinned the launch's emphasis on community involvement in shaping support resources, ensuring the platform resonates with actual adolescent needs.

Attendees at the launch event at The Forum, Norwich, included enthusiastic staff, pupils involved in the platform's creation, local professionals and numerous youth groups.

The event was designed by young people, offering attendees hands-on participation in activities and discussions soliciting opinions about future potential.

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Two young people who attended the launch, Angus and Alex, described the FYI website as a 'great resource'.

They said: “The website is a great resource for young people.

"It’s the go-to website for overall help and advice on health and wellbeing.

"It’s easy to use, just like an app. Everything is in one place, and it’s a trusted resource where young people can find more information on bullying, exam stress, anxiety, and health.

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"We are definitely going to help the NHS more with future projects.”

Sian Larrington, head of service for Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Health Services, said: “We are delighted to be launching this exciting new website that empowers young people in Norfolk to take charge of their health and wellbeing with confidence and gives them a new platform that will help them flourish in their day-to-day lives."

The FYI website can be accessed at fyinorfolk.nhs.uk.