World Sleep Day – 19th March 2021

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Sleep Easy. Young people sleeping rough. This Friday marks World Sleep Day, an event organised by the World Sleep Society (WSS) to raise awareness of the importance of good sleep and promote better sleep as a way to increase mental health and overall well-being. Sleep is essential, and is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing. It is...

2021 Royal Parks Half Marathon – fundraising for the YMCA’s Young Person’s Project

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YMCA employee Simon Farmbrough, Service Manager for the Young People’s Project Walthamstow is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon this April (all still going ahead!), and will raise money for the project he manages; The YMCA’s Young Person’s Project “YPP” in East London. This Project provides support and accommodation to young, at risk vulnerable people…

Coming out of lockdown – feeling supported

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The recent announcements of the roadmap for coming out of lockdown will have created a mixed reaction for many people. While there is a sense of relief for many it will also create a sense of uncertainty and possibly anxiety. The covid-19 pandemic has created a situation that has been unprecedented and prolonged. If two…

Creating Wellness Course: Support your mental wellbeing

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creating wellness stones 900x600 - Creating Wellness Course: Support your mental wellbeing 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...

Staying active over the festive period

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Mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas dinner – ‘tis truly the season for indulgence. While the run-up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse to treat yourself, it doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon your fitness routine. Although hitting the gym doesn’t have to be a priority, if you keep up…

Our vision to transform YMCA Wimbledon

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Image of the proposed new YMCA Wimbledon Development MERTON COUNCIL SUPPORTS OUR VISION TO TRANSFORM YMCA WIMBLEDON YMCA St Paul’s Group, and our development partners Thornsett, are delighted to have received a resolution to grant permission from Merton Council to deliver a brand-new YMCA hostel in Wimbledon, alongside an adjoining development of 135 new homes. Following years of hard work to secure the...