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Hastings Foyer

New supported accommodation opening in Hastings

The new Foyer will provide a safe and stable place for young people at risk of homelessness and will help them develop the skills they need to thrive independently.
Room Sponsor - Jack

Background to hard-hitting Room Sponsorship campaign

The background to our most recent Room Sponsor campaign is a desire to challenge the negative judgement of young people facing homelessness.
World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2021: young people in crisis

World Mental Health Day 2021 on 10th October is an opportunity for organisations around the world to get together to raise awareness of the importance of our mental health.
Carl running Brighton Marathon

Celebrating our YMCA DownsLink Group Brighton Marathon runners

On Sunday 12th September, runners from across the country descended on Brighton & Hove for the 2021 Brighton Marathon. Four runners, Carl, Clare, Alex and Laura formed team YMCA DownsLink Group. They did an incredible job and have so far raised over £1,100 for our projects and services.
YMCA DownsLink Group at Crawley Pride Festival

YMCA DownsLink Group at Crawley Pride Festival

Samantha Burton, West Sussex Chaplain, writes about her experience volunteering at the very first Crawley Pride Festival.
suicide prevention awareness day 2021

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day 2021: 54% increase in suicidal ideation across youth services

Suicide Prevention Awareness Day 2021 on 10th September is an opportunity for organisations around the world to get together to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
Sussex wide youth led report on mental health provision

Sussex wide youth led report on mental health provision

The pandemic has exacerbated the need for easily accessible online tools and resources to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young …

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Thank you to the Ethicurean Guild for providing takeaway meals to our residents for a whole year!

The Ethicurean Guild, founded by Edd Heller, cooks amazing food from small farms and producers and has been feeding residents of YMCA DownsLink Group …

Thank you to the Ethicurean Guild for providing takeaway meals to our residents for a whole year! Read More »

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