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Matt, business owner of Big Hug Brewing, stood outside Brighton Youth Advice Centre with six member of staff smiling

Doing good by doing business: Big Hug Brewing

We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Big Hug Brewing via the Work for Good scheme. Work For Good allows small businesses to legally …

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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.
Songbirds choir stood performing together

The Songbirds singing for Chaplaincy

Samantha Burton, West Sussex Chaplain, recently attended a spring concert put on by the Crawley Songbirds Choir who sang to raise funds for our Chaplaincy Service.
myth busting: young man wearing black coat and winter hat sat on a wooden bench

Myth busting: 4 common homelessness myths

There are lots of myths surrounding youth homelessness. In this blog, we explore some of the most common ones.
Joshana holding a certificate and glass award

YMCA YAC’s Joshana wins Room for Young People Award!

We are really proud that at the recent national Room for Young People Awards, Joshana Pemberton (they/them) was the winner of the Innovative Action category for their amazing work with YMCA YAC Brighton Food Market.
A young person receiving mental health support

Our Therapeutic & Wellbeing services commended by BACP

We are delighted to announce that our YMCA Dialogue Therapeutic & Wellbeing services have passed the 2022 evaluation from BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), with all criteria met.
Eli Adi, youth worker, smiling

Youth work matters!

As YMCA England and Wales's report, Generation Cut, reveals a 73% decline in spending by local authorities for youth services, due to pressures on their central budgets, we speak to two passionate youth workers who share their personal experiences of how youth workers changed and inspired their lives.

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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