YMCA DLG Step Up project receives SPARK Achievement Award

On 12th November our Step Up project received the Health & Wellbeing Achievement award at the 2014 SPARK Awards Ceremony. SPARK Awards celebrate the achievements of children and young people in East Sussex. The ceremony was held at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and was attended by over 400 guests.

SPARK Health & Wellbeing Achievement award is given to a project or organisation that has excelled in promoting and protecting the health and wellbeing of children and young people, or has provided a support network.

Step Up is a YMCA DLG project that was created to promote emotional wellbeing of young people aged 11 – 19. As part of the project a team of volunteers from Uckfield College designed three emotional wellbeing workshops aimed at different age groups. The volunteer also designed a logo and motto for the project and attended special training to gain the necessary skills for delivering the workshops to young people at risk of experiencing mental health issues.


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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