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03/21/2017 at 19:26. Facebook
Just like Stormzy, Jamal Edwards is helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health. Does society’s concept of masculinity stop men seeking help with depression?

If you need support or advice visit Find Get Give ( and find out more about #IAMWHOLE bit.ly/I-AM-WHOLE
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03/20/2017 at 18:44. Facebook
It's #InternationalDayofHappiness, and we'd love you to #ShareYourSmile with us. Just like YMCA East Surrey did - who couldn't love that smile?! Tell us your YMCA story today and spread the happiness.
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03/19/2017 at 20:30. Facebook
Could you take on the almighty RideLondon to Surrey 100 on Sunday 30 July? We have a small number of charity places available for you to get on your bike to help support YMCA's work with young people. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/18/2017 at 18:54. Facebook
Help us transform the lives of young people in your local area by donating your unwanted goods.

We need clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, toys, furniture and more.

Visit your local shop or find out more at: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/17/2017 at 19:21. Facebook
Why apprenticeships should matter if you're an employer.
"Apprenticeship schemes give businesses the opportunity to recruit and train from the older generation as well as those currently unemployed due to disabilities or social circumstances."
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Why apprenticeships should matter to you as an employer

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03/16/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
Did you see #IAMWHOLE featured as part of BBC School Report today?

59% of young people say stigma has negatively affected their school performance. It's time this changed.

Discover more about the campaign that is tackling mental health stigma across the country [ Bit.ly Link ]

#IAMWHOLE - YMCA England

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03/15/2017. Facebook
We've spoken to YMCAs across the country and the numbers for #SleepEasy17 are now in! A staggering 750 people raise more than £135,000 to support homeless young people.

Thank you - with your help, one night can, and will, make a lifetime of difference. More events are taking place throughout the year, you can stay up to date by visiting [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/14/2017. Facebook
Four in 10 rough sleepers have mental health difficulties, help young people like Sophie to get the specialist emotional and psychological support she need from YMCA.

“The support I’ve found at YMCA has given me a sense of confidence that I’ve never had before.” Read her story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/14/2017. Facebook
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03/13/2017. Facebook
UK average annual rents fall for first time in six years - but at £5 lower than a year earlier, and the first annual decrease since 2011, is enough being done to make housing accessible?

UK average annual rents fall for first time in six years

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03/12/2017. Facebook
Only six weeks to go until our team of London Marathon runners will set off on the big 26.2 mile epic race of a lifetime to support our work. You can find out more about how you can sign up for challenge events for YMCA on our website [ Bit.ly Link ]

Thanks to Hannah Martin, from YMCA Bournemouth, who will be running on Sunday 23 April, and is styling our new vest!
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03/11/2017. Facebook
Read the story of inspirational YMCA Youth Ambassador Leanne from YMCA Humber, and her journey with us locally and nationally. She wants to make a difference in young people’s lives, and make her voice heard on the issues that matter. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/10/2017. Facebook
Heart Your Body has blogged for the Be Real Campaign about her five top tips to loving your body, after coming from a place of little self-esteem. [ Bit.ly Link ]

YMCA and Dove's Be Real Campaign is looking for guest bloggers to write about body image and body confidence. If this is you, or someone you know, then message us directly! #BodyConfidentFriday
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03/09/2017. Facebook
"Out of 11,806 adverts for rooms to let, just 2% were open to people on benefits"

The BBC England research analysed listings on the website SpareRoom, looking at London and 18 other towns and cities across England.

Have you, or someone you know, been turned away from rooms to let by landlords or letting agents?

No DSS: Most flat shares refuse benefit claimants - BBC News

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03/08/2017. Facebook
We've enjoyed celebrating #InternationalWomensDay today, from Adele's London Marathon reason to run story for YMCA North Tyneside [ Bit.ly Link ]

to the women who supported YMCA's war work in WW1, including Clementine Churchill [ Bit.ly Link ]

and Chris Seddon, Chair of YMCA Blackburn, who has won the Council Leader Award for her voluntary service.

Head over to our Twitter page to see more...
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03/07/2017. Facebook
Ahead of #InternationalWomensDay tomorrow, read Connie's inspiring story on how she overcame mental health difficulties and is now speaking out to support other young people with YMCA Downslink Group's Right Here project, and as part of BBC News School Report.

Listen to the advice Connie has for those with mental health difficulties [ Bit.ly Link ] and read her story [ Bit.ly Link ]

Connie: #IAMWHOLE in my own words... - YMCA England

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03/06/2017. Facebook
Thank you to all our intrepid supporters who bedded up in the cold and the rain this weekend to raise money for YMCA in #SleepEasy17. You battled some major storms for YMCA Bedfordshire, YMCA Coventry and Warwickshire, YMCA Cambs & PBoro, YMCA Cheltenham, YMCA Exeter, YMCA Mendip, YMCA Milton Keynes, Lincs YMCA, YMCA Norfolk, YMCA East Surrey, YMCA Thames Gateway, YMCA Somerset Coast, Ymca...
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03/05/2017. Facebook
Earlier this week, on Tuesday, more than 100 young people attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Affairs around the topic of body image anxiety, organised by YMCA.

Over the course of the event, the role of education, the media, celebrities and parents play in body image anxiety was discussed. However, the most inspiring moments were when young people had the courage to...
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03/04/2017. Facebook
Johan Vilhelm Eltvik, Secretary General of World YMCA, has written a blog about his inspiring visit to YMCA Madagascar, where he learnt about how they are focusing on empowerment, job training and creation, and entrepreneurship. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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03/03/2017. Facebook
It's finally here! YMCA's National #SleepEasy17 Week will be getting underway with 14 events taking place tonight. Make sure you share your event highlights with us, next week we'll be sharing our favourite photos. Good luck to everyone taking part and thank you for supporting YMCA.