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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.

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.
young person looking at their money

YMCA report 73% decline in spending on youth services in last 11 years

YMCA England and Wales have released their annual report on the cuts to Youth Services over the past decade. Generation Cut reveals a 73% decline in spending by local authorities for youth services, due to pressures on their central budgets.
Resident and harvest staff smiling as they make bruschetta

Residents learn about eliminating hunger and food waste

 Worthing Foyer became a vibrant hub earlier this week, thanks to a food demonstration from UK Harvest. 

Feedback and recommendations from digital mental health communications training

Our e-wellbeing project partnered with Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network and Unity Insights to deliver the Pan-Sussex Digital Mental Health Communications Training Programme in November 2022.
Collage of photos: a group of residents eating christmas dinner; a young resident smiling wearing his new earphones, an elf outside santa's grotto

Thank you for supporting young people this Christmas!

Christmas can be a difficult time, especially for the young people we work with.

Resident renovation project

Residents at our Worthing Foyer supported accommodation gathered together to re-decorate an unused office space in the building and turn it into a 'Chill Room'.

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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