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Caroline Stearman, Trustee, talking about her own faith

A trustee’s reflection on faith

During the recent YMCA World Week of Prayer and Interfaith week, one of our Trustees, Caroline Stearman, wrote a reflection on her faith and what it means to her.
myth busting: young man wearing black coat and winter hat sat on a wooden bench

Myth busting: 5 common homelessness myths

There are lots of myths surrounding youth homelessness. In this blog, we explore some of the most common ones.
The Youth Council and Inspire Team stood outside the Houses of Parliament with MP Peter Kyle

YMCA Youth Council’s amazing day at the Houses of Parliament

The YMCA Youth Council were delighted to have been invited by Peter Kyle MP to the have a private tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Family Mediation: what is it and who does it help?

Mary Carmichael, our Family Support Mediator, tells us more about her role and what exactly family mediation involves.
Room to Rant gig, all young men on stage at the end freestyling

Room to Rant – Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, we interviewed Room to Rant counsellor Katy all about the project.
mental health awareness week: 3 young people sat at a table laughing and talking with one member of staff stood behind smiling

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to shine a light on our wellbeing and counselling services, their positive impact, and our concerns about the significant rise in need for mental health support, and ways to get involved.
Room Sponsor YMCA DownsLink Group

Become a Room Sponsor and change a life. Forever

By sponsoring a room you help us give a vulnerable young person a home. But, more than that, you help us give them back faith in their future, and, put them on a path to independence.
Child Criminal Exploitation

Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2023

Here at YMCA WiSE, we work with young people and young adults who have experienced sexual exploitation or are at high risk of experiencing sexual exploitation.

YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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