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Period poverty project

Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Forum has launched a YMCA DLG-wide Period Poverty Project to offer free period products to all who need them in our services.
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Championing mental health in education

Brighton & Hove City Council, have recommissioned YMCA Dialogue’s e-wellbeing service, to deliver Mental Health Champions in schools and colleges for another three years!
Cost of living crisis

Cost of living crisis: open letter to MPs

In response to the cost of living crisis, our CEO Chas Walker has written to local MPs outlining the challenges faced by our charity, the wider sector and the young people we support.
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Day 2022: a landscape of complex mental health needs across our services

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day 2022 on 10th September is an opportunity for organisations around the world to get together to raise awareness of suicide prevention. As a charity supporting children and young people, we are only too aware of the devastating consequences of suicide.
Conker and the monkey trap children's book

Hannah Peckham’s new children’s book

Hannah Peckham, award-winning author and one of our YMCA Dialogue counsellors, has written an amazing new children’s book Conker and the Monkey Trap which explores the five steps of wellbeing.

We’re celebrating National Volunteers Week 2022

It’s Volunteers Week 2022, so we wanted to take the time to thank and recognise all of our  volunteers here at YMCA DownsLink Group! We currently have 140 volunteers working with us across the organisation.
Nova, singer song writer resident in Brighton

Meet resident Nova, our talented singer song writer

Our Lead Chaplain, Lucy McGrath, shared a TikTok video from one of our residents, a talented singer song writer living in 24 Hour Supported Accommodation in Brighton.

We celebrate her Majesty the Queen on her Platinum Jubilee

As we get ready to celebrate 70 years of her Majesty the Queen on the throne, we reflect on how immensely proud we are to have the Queen as our Patron of the National Council of YMCAs.

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