A lot has changed since our gyms were first forced to close in March 2020. Some people have been smashing their lockdown fitness goals; turning into runners by taking on their first 5k, ordering weights and creating their very own home gyms, or joining in our online fitness classes. Others have been taking a well-deserved...
During this lockdown, why not use your extra time to upskill and learn techniques that will help you strengthen your mental wellbeing. As things become increasingly challenging and uncertain, it is now more important to be kind to & look after yourself. We understand that physical activity is one great way to supporting your mental health, and that is why we have already provided a variety...
As a small token of our appreciation for all the support you’ve shown us over this difficult year, we’ve put together 24 days of Christmas fitness and mindfulness mini-challenges that will get the happy endorphins flowing to get your feel-good fix this month. Now, we’re not saying you should give up your chocolate advent calendar: that’s a...
Here is a blog written by our head of counselling, Sheridan, as she shares her thoughts on entering a new season whilst still dealing with a pandemic and what is best practice for our mental wellbeing moving forward. I remember the slight feeling of apprehension and excitement of working from home back in March, thinking,...
Since lockdown was first announced in March, we have been blown away by the kindness of our members, supporters, residents, staff and service users. As a charity that supports vulnerable young adults and communities across London, these generous donations has been paramount throughout lockdown and has helped enable our front line workers provide housing to...
Transitions are part of our lives whether they are small daily transitions such as from work to home, collecting children from school weekdays to weekends. Other transitions and more significant larger transitions happen at times throughout our lives, such as separation, divorce, bereavement, children leaving home, retirement or redundancy. To a greater or lesser degree...
A huge thank you to OpenKitchen! Open Kitchens is a national food solution that brings together restaurants & their communities to fund, produce & deliver free meals to those in need. How it works it that restaurants volunteer to open their kitchens & work for free to cook meals for those in need in their...
YMCA St Paul's Group Health and Wellbeing are pleased to announce that we are launching virtual online classes. No matter your ability, age or location you can join us online from the comfort of your home. Our qualified fitness instructors will lead you through classes via Zoom. From the 1st of June, we will have...
COVID-19/Coronavirus: Safety tips for survivors Q. How do I know if I’m experiencing abuse? Domestic abuse isn’t always physical – it’s a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour that can also be emotional, economic, psychological or sexual. Abuse is a choice a perpetrator makes and isolation is already used by many perpetrators as a...
What can help me to manage my depression? Talk to others, tell others how you are feeling. You do not have to see them in person, you can use online platforms or phone if necessary. Try and focus on an activity you enjoy. This may be something you’ve always enjoyed or it may be something...
Returing to the gym after lockdown? Get back to feeling good again.
12 April 2021
Sleep Easy - Thankyou for sleeping rough so others don't have to
31 March 2021
YMCA St Paul’s Group first YMCA to be awarded top governance grade by Regulator of Social Housing
31 March 2021
World Sleep Day – 19th March 2021
19 March 2021
2021 Royal Parks Half Marathon - fundraising for the YMCA's Young Person's Project
2 March 2021
Coming out of lockdown - feeling supported
25 February 2021
Creating Wellness Course: Support your mental wellbeing
1 February 2021
NOT driving home for Christmas – how to feel connected this festive period
28 December 2020
Staying active over the festive period
16 December 2020
Our vision to transform YMCA Wimbledon
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