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A group of four people taking part in the DownsLink Challenge. They have their arms in the air making the shape of 'YMCA'

DownsLink Challenge 2023… what a day!

Well, what an amazing day! Thanks to everyone who walked, volunteered, or supported this year’s DownsLink Challenge.
Youth Council first meeting, the young people standing together smiling

“Enlightening”, “Fun”, and “Representative” … the first Youth Council was a success!

Last month, we held the first ever Youth Council meeting with 9 residents from almost all of our 24-hour accommodation projects.
Emily Brock, CEO YMCA DownsLink Group

Emily Brock appointed CEO

YMCA DownsLink Group announce the appointment of Emily Brock as CEO.

Family Mediation: what is it and who does it help?

Mary Carmichael, our Family Support Mediator, tells us more about her role and what exactly family mediation involves.
Josh smiling and holding up his medal after completing the DownsLink Challenge

YMCA DownsLink Challenge is Back

It’s back! On Saturday 15th July you can take part in our flagship fundraising event, YMCA DownsLink Challenge, a 17.5 mile sponsored walk along the beautiful Downs Link Pathway.
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 donate and support charities of their choice through sales of their products without any tax or legal implications/complexities.
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.

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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