YMCA Youth Programmes

Our services for young people during this period.

Road Map out of Lockdown – Step 2

On Monday 22 of February, the Prime Minister announced a roadmap out of lockdown and a 4-step plan to ease lockdown in England

Information and updates on our services and how each of the steps will affect them will be posted here.
Our social media channel details are listed below and provide frequent updates.

Youth Centres –  Face to face centre-based youth work for under 18’s will reopen from Monday 12 AprilSupport is still being offered to vulnerable young people over 18 online and in person.

Youth Services across England are currently at the Amber Readiness Level.

All our services for young people will comply with the Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19 regulations agreed with the government and the National Youth Agency and endorsed by Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

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Check out our new Digital Youth Centre

Join in with our online activities, resources, and games. Here you’ll find some ways to connect, learn, and play.

Weekly update: Week beginning 03 May 2021

The Youth Team at YMCA Hayes continue to be available for support, advice, chats, and have enjoyed speaking to many of you, and seeing more of you in person as Covid guidance eases. We continue to follow government guidelines under this stage of the roadmap, which means we are now able to run small group sessions for under 18’s and support sessions for vulnerable over 18’s (over 18’s are by invite only). Over 18s wishing to attend support sessions MUST be in contact with either Ali, Alan, or George – see details at the bottom of this page.

As always a reminder that we all need to continue being safe and acting with care even though normality is getting closer and closer in view. However, many are still struggling with the effects of the last year and how it’s impacted our daily lives, relationships with our families and friends, and our mental health. As well as looking after each other by wearing masks and ensuring our hands are clean, let’s all make sure we’re looking after each other emotionally – give that person you’ve been thinking about a call just to say hi, or reach out to that mate you lost touch with.

If you feel like you need a bit of extra support, SHOUT is a 24/7 textline to support anyone that is struggling and needs to talk to someone. This service is confidential and free, and can be accessed any time, day or night: https://giveusashout.org/

YOUNGMINDS do amazing work in supporting young people, and have a ‘Crisis Messenger’ service available for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help, text ‘YM’ to 85258. More info and support

As April has turned to May, hopefully everyone is able to enjoy a (hopefully sunny) restful May Day bank holiday. Historically, this day was marked by the Romans to celebrate Flora, the Goddess of flowers and fauna. People around the UK continue to mark this occasion with traditional dances, such as around the Maypole and Morris Dancing, and dressing up as ‘Jack-in-the-Green’ or ‘The Green Man’ who represents nature, fertility, and the circle of life. Check out the link for more about May Day.

Last week we held 89 one to one meetings via phone and video call with young people and parents as well as 135 text message communications. As always, we hope you are all doing well? Remember to check out the links on this page for some life skills advice, and some fun activities to keep you busy. Stay positive, be awesome, and make good choices!

Ali, Alan, & George Youth Services Team

Youth Activities Timetable – Week 03 May 2021

Click on each activity to find out more detailed information

Activity
Age range
Time
Location
Contact
Non Contact Boxing
7 - 15 yrs
5.00pm - 6.00pm
YMCA Hayes - Ventura House
George Bergin
Ealing Football 5 Aside League
RESIDENTS ONLY
7.00pm - 10.00pm
YMCA South Ealing
George Bergin
Activity
Age range
Time
Location
Contact
Youth Club Session
11 - 15 yrs
4.30 - 6.00pm
YMCA Hayes
George/Ali/Alan
Activity
Age range
Time
Location
Contact
Community Football
5 - 11 yrs
5.00 - 6.00pm
Botwell Leisure Centre Hayes
George Bergin
Community Football
12 - 15 yrs
6.00 - 7.00pm
Botwell Leisure Centre Hayes
George Bergin
Activity
Age range
Time
Location
Contact
Free Friday Football
12 - 16 yrs
5.00 - 6.00pm
Rectory Park, Northolt
George/Alan

Support for Vulnerable Young People during Lockdown

During this time we will continue to offer additional support to the most vulnerable young people in our community.

Monday – Friday (by appointment only)
This week will be offering the following face to face support sessions on a one to one and in small groups

  • SEN Sessions
  • Support Sessions for individuals and groups

If you feel you could benefit from support at this time please contact the team.

All our services for young people comply with the Managing youth sector activities and spaces during COVID-19 regulations agreed between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Youth Agency and endorsed by Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive.

Free youth activities and projects providing safe and inviting spaces for young people.

Working across the London Boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon, Harrow and beyond, the YMCA Youth Programmes team is based at YMCA Hayes and also works out of YMCA South Ealing and YMCA Roxeth Gate in Harrow.

Experienced and qualified youth workers and coaches are there to provide advice and guidance and run a range of activities for young people to grow, develop, and reach their full potential.

We provide a range of activities for children and young people aged 5 – 21+ throughout the year. Our current regular weekly activities are detailed in the timetable below. * Our sessions are subject to change to conform with any new Government guidelines and legislation so please check back regularly. Other targeted programmes or projects may run at different times during the year depending on identified needs and available funding.

Youth Team Contacts

Alan E:alanmaphosa@ymcaspg.org T:07909539912
Ali E:alicehall@ymcaspg.org T:07971959513
George E:georgebergin@ymcaspg.org T:07817359957
You can also contact us via direct message on Facebook and Instagram

Here are some other links to some interesting & useful things to look at this week online

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New for 2021, FREE music lessons on Zoom. Mondays 1pm-3pm.
For those interested in learning new skills, or those that want to brush up on old ones. (Guitar, Bass, Keys, and Vocal)
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Community Football - a quick look at one of our projects

Contact us

YMCA Youth Programme – Ealing, Hillingdon & Harrow
George Bergin
YMCA Hayes
72-74 Station Road, Hayes UB3 4DQ | T 07817 359957| E georgebergin@ymcaspg.org