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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'.
Picture of young man seeking asylum

YMCA DownsLink Group calls for the Home Office to stop using hotels to house asylum seeking children

YMCA DownsLink Group adds its voice to 100 charities calling on the Home Office to stop housing unaccompanied asylum seeking children in hotels.
Charlotte sat on grey sofa covered in hundreds of socks

Socktastic St Patricks

In 2017, Charlotte Steer, Step Down Project Worker, was visiting her Uncle in New York following months of backpacking when she came across a unique sock opportunity.

Christmas fun at YMCA DownsLink Group

There has been a lot of festivities across the organisation this week, from Christmas tree decorations to winter hamper making, and of course, some delicious roast dinners!
Brighton Young Families and Santa

A magical visit to Santa’s grotto

Last week, a group of seven families and some staff from our Brighton Young Families Project were invited to visit Santa's magical grotto in Hassocks. 
Ben stood outside Filfil cafe

Meet Ben: a cheffing success story

Ben had a difficult time growing up and was thrown out of home at just 15. Through the perseverance of a teacher, Ben was given a home in our 24-hour supported accommodation and life got better. 

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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