Junior Gym


A perfect introduction to a healthy, more active lifestyle. Junior gym sessions are available at all of our centres for 11-15 year olds. Sessions are supervised by qualified members of staff to ensure that you’re able to use all of the equipment correctly, and safely. Staff are also on hand to offer up advice and reccomendations based on your goals.

Standard gym sessions are also bookable for 11-15 year olds, provided they are attending with a responsible adult (that is also booked in for a gym session).

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Stand Tall


Stand Tall is a free 8 week programme for 11-19 year olds designed to support your wellbeing. Courses take place across West Suffolk from September 2019.

If you’re aged between 11-19, Stand Tall can help you to:-

  • Understand more about keeping a healthy mind
  • Experience the benefits of being active in a small social group
  • Help improve low feelings, anxiety, stress or lack of motivation
  • Improve concentration, confidence and self-esteem

Each course offers 8 weekly sessions, each is 1.5 hours, made up of a 45 minute wellbeing workshop and 45 minutes of pad work moving into the gym.

Studio You


Studio You is a video platform funded by Sport England and powered by This Girl Can, designed to engage less active teenage girls. Developed using insight from both PE teachers and girls within KS3 and KS4, its ambition is to reconnect young people with physical education, improve their confidence and make being active fun.

Children and young people aged 5-18 should engage in 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity a day, yet only 10% of girls aged 13-16 achieve this*. School PE lessons play a vital role in helping teenagers reach their recommended amount of exercise and building a healthy long-term relationship with physical activity. 

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Teen Chill

Teen Chill


Teen Chill sessions at Brandon Health and Wellbeing Hub and Newmarket Leisure Centre are designed to give young people aged 11-16 the chance to get together in a safe environment.

Brandon Health and Wellbeing Hub sessions: Every Friday 19:00-21:00.

Newmarket Leisure Centre sessions: Every Thursday 19:00-21:00.

The best part is, you get to chose what you want to do!

Sessions are not structured,  so whether you want to play games, have a kickabout, or do nothing at all- we don’t mind. Sessions cost just £1.

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Boxing- A weekly programme of boxing and fitness in partnership with Hadleigh Leisure Centre. Every Tuesday 16:45-17:45.

Football- A weekly programme of Football available at Haverhill Leisure Centre, funded by Haverhill Town Council. Every Monday 18:30-19:30.

Girls Only- Weekly football session for girls at Newmarket Leisure Centre.
Supported by Sport England and Abbeycroft Leisure. Every Monday 17:00-18:00

Dance- A weekly Dance session at Brandon Leisure Centre, supported by Sport England and Abbeycroft Leisure. Every Wednesday 20:30-21:30pm


Useful Resources for Teens and Young Adults

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NHS Moodzone
Moodzone self assessment quiz
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Wellbeing Suffolk
Support for peole aged under 15
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the source
Information and advice
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Essential support for under 25’s
Online support
Free, safe, anonymous online support
Information & support
Counselling and confidential chat service
Teen mental health- A guide for parents
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teen sleep
Recharge yourself, not just your phone
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Mindfulness app
App to put your mood in a better space
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Tools to help you feel better
Mindfulness app
Mindfullness & breathing techniques
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Activity guidelines
NICE physical activity guidelines for 11-18’s
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Healthy lives
Helping people lead healthier lives
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Active Suffolk
The Active Partnership for Suffolk
Social Media Addiction

Take a look at this in-depth guide about social media addiction and included some helpful information specifically about how it relates to mental health.


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Help & information about anorexia
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Help & information about bulimia
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Beat eating disorders


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quit smoking
Self help tips to quite smoking
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Know the risks of underage drinking
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Honest information about drugs
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Information about quitting smoking