MAD 4 U, is a group of homeless and formerly homeless young people aged 16-25 from the Sunderland area. It has been formed to reflect on their personal experience of homelessness and make others aware of the consequences of leaving home at an early age and in a way that is not planned.

To support this work MAD 4 U have developed a training and resource pack which has been co-ordinated with the help of Sunderland YMCA, an organisation who believe developing skills for leaving home and learning about the support available at an early age can both prevent homeless applications and promote a positive transition to independence.

For more information on sessions that can be run for organisations including Legal High Awareness Training by MAD 4 U please contact: or