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The HYPE team provide young people with information, knowledge and skills to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being by increasing their access to Health Education, Information and Services.

The team works in partnership with other agencies to:

  • educate and inform young people, professionals and parents on sexual and reproductive health and well-being.
  • Increase the uptake of health services by young people by highlighting relevant services and support them in the uptake.
  • Support the reduction and prevention of sexually transmitted infections amongst young people under 25
  • Support the reduction of unintended pregnancy amongst young people.

It provides a number of services including:

  • a free and confidential Youth Advice Service in Belfast:
    • Every Thursday 1.30pm-3.30pm
      Ground Floor
      Shankill Well-Being & Treatment Centre
      83 Shankill Road
      BT13 1FD
      Tel: (028) 9504 9748
  • Group work programmes for youth clubs, community groups and other organisations
  • Peer education programmes – to gain access to isolated and vulnerable young people
  • Young people’s outreach youth advice services in venues accessible to young people working with a partnership agency.

How to access this service

The HYPE Team provide both group and individual work programmes across the Belfast Trust.

Referrals to the individual work programmes may only be made by healthcare or social work professionals in the Belfast Trust.

Referrals to group work programmes may be made by:

  • Colleges
  • Youth Clubs
  • Alternative Education
  • Trust Residential Units for Children and Young People
  • Young people in Leaving and Aftercare Programmes
  • Learning Disability Programmes
  • Mental Health Programmes
  • Hostels for Homeless Young People
  • Training Organisations
  • Community Organisations

Group work Request

  • Contact the team by telephone or email – an initial discussion will discover whether the service provides a suitable programme for your group
  • After initial discussion an information pack will be sent out containing the following: Request/referral form and parental consent forms.
  • On return of the above an Agency Planning meeting will be set up where a co-working agreement and programme content will be developed and confirmed.
  • Prior to Programme delivery a Programme proposal pack will be sent to the relevant agency, out-lining timescales, programme, parental consent and monitoring forms.


Shankill WellBeing & Treatment Centre
83 Shankill Road
BT13 1FD
Telephone: (028) 9504 4004
Youth Advice Service: Offering a free and confidential service.
Every Thursday 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Ground Floor
Shankill Wellbeing & Treatment Centre
83 Shankill Road
BT13 1FD.
Tel: (028) 9504 4004


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