The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Youth Service

Welcome to LTHT Youth Service


The Youth Service at the Leeds Children’s Hospital work within individual services to provide support for young people transitioning from paediatric to adult services. We provide continued support for young people, working with them from when they enter our service to when they transition to adult services. We are the largest hospital Youth Service in the country with Youth Workers in the following specialist teams:

- Liver
- Diabetes
- Rheumatology
- Oncology
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Gender Identity and endocrine
- Weight management
- The A+E Navigator Service

Our Youth Workers support young people to develop holistically, working with them to facilitate their medical, personal, social and educational development, enabling patients to have a voice, have influence and to act as an advocate for young people across the trust.

Who can we support

We provide emotional, psychosocial and practical support for young people aged 13-25years. We work with both inpatients (in hospital) and outpatients (at home and in the community).