Support for young people

Our young adult worker talking to a young person in a one-to-one sessionOur young persons' service supports 16 to 30 year olds who are living with kidney problems and attend our adult renal unit. 

The service provides support and advice on a wide range of topics, and aims to help you with other challenges that you may be facing alongside your health condition. We provide one-to-one support and support through group activities.

One-to-one support

Our young adult worker Gemma King provides one-to-one support with various challenges our patients may be facing, including:

  • Starting university
  • Moving to adult services
  • Money advice and benefits
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health

We do provide support with a number of other topics, and if we aren’t able to help then we can usually put you in touch with someone who can.

Group activities

We arrange social events throughout the year for young people to come along to, have fun and meet other young adults who are in a similar situation. Activities may include ten pin bowling, seaside trips, ice skating, meals out or attending events in London. If you have any ideas for future events, please feel free to contact us.

How can I access the young persons' service?

Our one-to-one support and group activities are available to all young people aged 16 to 30 attending the adult renal unit. You can access one-to-one support by contacting Gemma, the young adult worker by phone on 07508 660145, or by e-mail on gemma.king4@nhs.net.

Details of group events that we have planned are sent out in our newsletters.