Hospital Youth Work

The YCH Services for Young People Hospital Youth Worker provides support for young people and young adults in Lister Hospital and community settings within Hertfordshire.

Hospital staff or the young people and their families can request a visit from our hospital youth worker Jenny Hawkes to discuss what support they may need during their hospital stay and beyond. This can include one to one or group sessions discussing emotional health and wellbeing, dealing with schoolwork or exam stress and relationships.

Feedback from the young people who have worked with Jenny include:

‘I like having a weekly text to check how I’m doing.’

‘I have been sent to a YCH provision in my area where I can meet other people like me.’

‘I like being able to talk to someone who gets what I’m going through.’

‘I like that it’s not medical support and I’m an expert in my own condition’.


If you know a young person visiting A&E or a community setting who would benefit from support from Jenny please contact her on 07860 058 827 or email