Further Resources: Youth Work Blog

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young man on a tablet looking up further resources on mental health Hello again everyone. This week’s blog post will be another short one providing all you amazing youth workers with further resources that will aid you all in giving your young people great sessions and even greater support. I have focused on the following three areas this time: gender, relationships and mental and physical health. Hopefully...

Resources and Organisations: Youth Work Blog

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young woman on a pc searching for links to resources and organsiations Hello again everyone. I am back again with another blog for you all. Today’s one is short and sweet. There are literally thousands of youth work resources out there and in the digital age we now inhabit they are even more accessible. I will provide you with some links to resources and organisations that support...

Lockdown – practical tips for youth workers

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Hello again everyone. In this blog I will be sharing some practical tips for all youth workers. In order to help not just yourselves, but also all of our young people through this lockdown period. #1 – Help young people to learn how to express themselves. This can help us to better understand/deal with how…

Working with young people – three useful tips

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A picture of Monique who is currently working with young people at YMCA Walthmstow

My name is Monique Westcarr. I am currently the Youth Project Officer at YMCA St Paul’s Group, based at YMCA Walthamstow in East London. This is the second instalment of my weekly blog and I will be sharing some tips for those working with young people to use in our job roles. Tips for youth…

How did I become a youth worker?

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A picture of Monique a female youth officer at YMCA St Paul's Group.

My name is Monique Westcarr. I am currently the Youth Project Officer at YMCA St Paul’s Group, based at YMCA Walthamstow in East London. Over the next few weeks I will be posting weekly blogs. I will be giving some tips, advice and sharing some of my stories with other youth workers. Why/how did I…

Children, Youth and Family Services – COVID-19 information updates

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Jumpers! Nursery Children waving Across our Children, Youth and Family department we are following advice from local commissioners and falling in line with information provided to schools, in particular the guidance for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision,  published 19 March 2020 Our nursery and pre-school is now closed to the general public  until further notice...

Happy Birthday YMCA

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YMCA banner group We are celebrating 175 years since YMCA was established! Have you heard of George Williams? George was one of many young men who came to London to find work during the Industrial Revolution.  In 1844 George organised a prayer group in his lodgings near St Paul’s Churchyard. This was the very start of YMCA. People...

Staff & Volunteer Spotlight

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Picture of at Tai Chi instructor at YMCA Hawker

Paul Dunn is an instructor and volunteer at YMCA Hawker in Kingston, part of the YMCA St Paul’s Group, who teaches Tai Chi. We caught up with him to find out more about him and the work that Paul does within the organisation. Briefly describe what you do all day. I take two Tai Chi…

Spring into action: £7 for 7 days

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Women and man in gym

Workout for only £1 a day! We’re getting that spring feeling and offering unlimited use of the gym and group exercise classes for seven days at any YMCA St Paul’s Group Health & Wellbeing Centre for just £7. In addition, if you join after your one week trial there is no joining fee!