The Easing of Lockdown

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lockdown - The Easing of Lockdown 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...

We are going online! Live Virtual Classes are now available

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IMG 4628 900x600 - We are going online! Live Virtual Classes are now available 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...

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…

Guidance for Domestic Abuse during COVID -19

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domestic violence 800x450 1 - Guidance for Domestic Abuse during COVID -19 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...

How to manage depression during COVID-19

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Depression Symptoms 722x406 1 - How to manage depression during COVID-19 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...

Bereavement support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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bereavement - Bereavement support during the COVID-19 Pandemic Through the COVID-19 pandemic, many, many people are going to be affected by the impact of someone passing away. This may or may not be related to COVID-19. Individuals, families, cultures, religious beliefs or none, when someone close to you dies, there are certain rituals that are part of your process of mourning. In these...

Challenge 2.6

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challenge 26 poster In place of the London Marathon, Virgin Giving are hosting Challenge 2.6. Instead of 26 miles of London roads, up and down the country people will be raising money together by doing fundraising activities around the number 2.6. Keep an eye out on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for our staff efforts and join in...

COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time

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pic chat 900x600 - COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time READ OUR FAQ'S HERE We are now open. Take advantage of our end of summer deal. Try us out for £35 for 30 days, plus no joining fee. Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: Updated 10th July 2020 Read our full reopening plan here! We welcome the latest announcement from the government that...

COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time

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pic chat 900x600 - COVID-19: Our Health & Wellbeing Centres during this time READ OUR FAQ’S HERE Our message to our Health & Wellbeing members: In line with Government advice, on 20th March 2020 we closed our Health and Wellbeing centres, including Hampton Pool, and froze all memberships. As a charity that celebrates the work it does with a wide cross section of the community, this was not an easy...

Get your fitness fix at all YMCA gyms this summer*!

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Artwork Instagram Post resize - Get your fitness fix at all YMCA gyms this summer*! YMCA GYM & GO: Your passport to fitness this summer YMCAs across the country are teaming up to offer all members and Pay As You Go** users the opportunity to access all YMCA health and wellbeing facilities across multiple centres. This includes gym and classes. So, if you are a member of any YMCA St...