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Thought for the Week: Eid Mubarak!

Our West Sussex Chaplain, Samantha Burton, shares her thought for the week on the Eid ul-Fitr celebrations, marking the end of the Muslim festive …

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Tackle Root Causes Youth Homelessness Community

Tackling youth homelessness: YMCA DownsLink Group transforming young lives in your community

“Just walking through the doors of the YMCA and seeing the staff and the residents and having banter with them and talking to them.  …

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Thought for the week: Self compassion

Samantha Burton, West Sussex Chaplain, treats us to an excerpt from a book she’s recently read: Honesty over Silence – It’s OK not to be …

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Supporting young people in a pandemic: A keyworker’s view

During the first lockdown in May 2020, one of our amazing resident Project Workers Karina was featured on BBC South East talking about the …

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Thought for the week – Community

Elly McKay-Smith, East Sussex Chaplain, shares her thoughts this week on the importance and power of community. Our team of volunteer Chaplains help the …

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Overcoming challenges: A young person shares their story

A resident in YMCA DownsLink Group supported accommodation, Bill, shares his story of overcoming challenges and looking to the future. What brought you to …

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Family Mediation Helps Families in Crisis

Family mediation: Helping families in crisis

As we embark on another national lockdown we thought it might be useful to re-share what our Family Mediation Service does to help young …

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Youth Homelessness Mental Health

Youth Homelessness and Mental Health Issues: The Impact of Covid-19 on Young People

Family Breakdown, Youth Homelessness and the Link with Covid Family breakdown is one of the leading causes of youth homelessness and pressure created by …

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