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My Positive Placements Experience – Expanding my Sphere of Acceptance

Scott Hinkle, a Positive Placements mentor, shares his experience of volunteering with YMCA DownsLink Group.
Significant challenges facing young people

Young people and the charities that support them face unprecedented challenges

Our CEO, Chas Walker shares a personal reflection on the significant challenges facing young people and the organisations and services that support them:
Magical Christmas at YMCA DownsLink Group

Magical Christmas at YMCA DownsLink Group

“I spent 2 Christmases in the YMCA. I remember one year I was out of work and spending Christmas Eve there alone with no …

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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.
YMCA DownsLink Group at Crawley Pride Festival

YMCA DownsLink Group at Crawley Pride Festival

Samantha Burton, West Sussex Chaplain, writes about her experience volunteering at the very first Crawley Pride Festival.
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‘Spirit’ by Chaplain Samantha Burton

If you want to improve your breathing, how about starting now, as you read this. Sit back, relax your shoulders and if you feel safe, close your eyes. Take a deep breath in through your nose, hold it for a few seconds then let it out slowly through your mouth, and repeat.
Faith and Queerness

Faith and queerness: a discussion around LBGTQU+ identities and religion

Faith and Queerness: a discussion between colleagues. PRIDE month has given our organisation an opportunity to explore the lived experiences of both our LGBTQU+ …

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Glossary of gender identity and sexuality for beginners

This article is intended to give an overview of the difference between sex, gender and sexual orientation, for those who want to know more, …

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