Kingston Samaritans supporting our residents

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We’re working with Kingston Samaritans to support YMCA Surbiton hostel residents. Two volunteers from Kingston Samaritans will be at the hostel reception every Tuesday from 7.30pm and 9.30pm to offer a listening ear.

Two new youth clubs in Kingston

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youth club playground

YMCA St Paul’s Group is taking over the management of two youth clubs in Kingston on Wednesday 1 November: YMCA Dickerage Lane and Kingsnympton Youth Club, which will be sub-contracted to Kingston-based Christian youth charity Oxygen. We’ll be working closely with Achieving for Children to ensure that the facilities can continue to meet local need…

Why personal training works!

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Woman working out

Angelika Szmit, 23, a part-time waitress, lives in Walthamstow and moved to the UK from Poland in 2015. “I fell in love with London and learning English!” she explains. A combination of a party lifestyle and junk food saw her weight creep up to 95 kilos (approximately 15st) and it was only when she took…

Lorraine, 18, Yorkshire and Humber

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I am Whole

“I’ve been under CAMHS [Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services] since I was six years old. I’m not quite sure why, all I know is that I was diagnosed with Epilepsy at six and at around the same time I was also diagnosed with ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] symptoms, but the doctors didn’t actually…