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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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Eddie Izzard and Sally Gunnell OBE, Support YMCA DownsLink Challenge

We are delighted to have secured the support of local comedian, campaigner and marathon runner extraordinaire Eddie Izzard for our YMCA DownsLink Challenge fundraising …

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What are Pronouns and why they are important?

Joshua Pemberton (please use my name/they/she), Support and Advice Team Leader at YMCA DownsLink Group Brighton and chair of the Gender and Sexuality Forum …

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OnlyFans: What is it and how does it affect young people?

OnlyFans has recently been talked about in the news, which may leave you wondering what it is and how it affects young people. OnlyFans …

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