We work with a team of youth ambassadors & volunteers, aged 11-25 to improve health outcomes for young people locally and nationally. YMCA Right Here’s youth ambassadors design and deliver everything we do. They deliver training and workshops, create resources and campaigns, and find ways to ensure young people’s views and experiences change how we think and what we do around health and wellbeing across the city and more widely.

Youth Ambassadors

If you are aged 16-25 years old we have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available from film making to research. If you are passionate about health and wellbeing, want to meet other people and develop your skills and abilities then please get in touch. We are happy to have a chat and tell you more about the different ways you can get involved. Click here for more details.

Digital Work

www.wheretogofor.co.uk is a Brighton and Hove website aimed at 11-25 year olds that helps them find services in the area. Everything from information on Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs to Sexual Health is listed on this website.
www.findgetgive.com is an England wide mental health specific website that helps 11-25 year olds find services in their local area. It also lists useful apps, books and other resources to promote health and wellbeing.
www.docready.org helps you to get ready for a doctors appointment if you want to discuss your mental health and wellbeing.
www.YMCARightHere.com lists everything that we do here at YMCA Right Here.


Our campaigns include #IAMWHOLE which looked at de-stigmatising Mental Health and Wellbeing with Jordan Stephens from Rizzlekicks. Other campaigns include ‘No Worries’ focussed around sexual health and #NoStressSuccess which looks at alternative routes into employment/education and exam stress.

Guides and resources

We produce pocket guides around self-harm and suicide prevention, and general wellbeing for young people as well as guides for parents and carers.

Looking after yourself
Self harm and suicide prevention
For parents/carers



Email: shaila.sheikh@ymcadlg.org
Tel: 01273 222550