Inspiration in the air at YMCA’s youth awards

Excitement was in the air on Friday when YMCAs across England and Wales come together for the ninth annual Youth Matters Awards, a dazzling evening of celebration at 8 Northumberland Avenue. This year’s glittering ceremony, hosted by former T4 presenter Miquita Oliver, celebrated the achievements of young people, staff, volunteers and YMCA projects, highlighting the…

YMCA well represented at North East Charity Awards

YMCA North Tyneside was all smiles at the North East Charity Awards on 11 October when they took home the Outstanding Social Enterprise Award.   The annual awards seek to shine a spotlight on the very best organisations and individuals that play a key role in the region’s charity sector. Over 250 charities were whittled…

WHOLE HOUR – taking the time to practise self-care

Positivity, serenity and mental wellbeing was the focus all across the country on World Mental Health Day. To celebrate, YMCAs across the country encouraged staff, volunteers and young people to take an hour for themselves to  improve their mental wellbeing. The WHOLE HOUR initiative champions the importance of self-care and taking time to look after…

YMCA Norfolk opens community house for care leavers

YMCA Norfolk has officially opened the doors to its newest community house in Yarmouth, which aims to replicate a family home for nine young care leavers. The home is part of The New Horizons project, which provides rooms and communal spaces for young people with a range of needs. The project includes a dedicated team that will…

Young people struggle to make time for mental wellbeing

YMCA calls on the nation to make their mental health a priority on World Mental Health Day and join WHOLE HOUR Less than a third (30%) of young people think they take enough time out to look after their mental wellbeing with almost half (46%) saying they simply don’t have the time to do so, new…

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YMCA partners with Gone for Good #CharityVan app

YMCA is hoping to transform the way people donate their items to our charity shops with a new partnership with Gone for Good. Gone for Good is a free app that connects charities with businesses and the public, so that unwanted items are donated to good causes instead of being thrown away. Since its creation…

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YMCA launches global event initiative for 175th anniversary year

YMCA Europe and hosts YMCA England & Wales, in partnership with the World Alliance of YMCAs and YMCA of the USA, today announce a shared global initiative. In 2019, YMCA’s landmark 175th anniversary year, YMCA will return to London – it’s founding city – and create a global opportunity to celebrate and harness the energy, creative…