Every day can be #TimeToTalk Day – a blog from Kieran

Every day can be #TimeToTalk Day ON THE FIRST Thursday in February each year, the UK charity Time to Change helps to challenge the stigma around mental distress and promote mental well-being by encouraging everyone to take ‘Time To Talk’ about mental health. Everyone has mental health, just like physical health – whether we enjoy…



Policy Update

Many of the people we support at YMCA Liverpool accommodation services are prescribed a number of medications including controlled medication such as methadone and subutex. We have been working with prescribing services, local GP practices and pharmacies to enable and support residents living in our supported accommodation to have access to treatment that will stabilise…



New Year – New Training Course

Using a Relational Approach to Preventing Conflict training In 2019 we are adding this course to our Training and Education offer… Upcoming course dates: Thursday 14th February 2019 Tuesday 12th March 2019   (all 9.30am-4.30pm)   Venue: YMCA Liverpool, 15 Leeds Street, Liverpool, L3 6HU   Based on our time working with people with multiple…



Seasons Greetings From all at YMCA

We have just enjoyed our annual Carol Service at St Nicholas’ Church and it got our festive season off to a lovely start, we were treated to a beautiful performance from YMCA Sefton Nursery Choir and team members from YMCA’s across the region all gave readings or reflections about our work and this time of…



Always Room Inside

YMCA Liverpool and Sefton are supporting Liverpool City Council’s Always Room Inside campaign. No-one in Liverpool needs to sleep rough on the streets. If you have concerns about someone sleeping rough on the streets of Liverpool, call the Always Room Inside helpline: 0300 123 2041     www.liverpool.gov.uk/alwaysroominside  



Kindness Calendar – Do Good December, A Blog From Kieran, YMCA Chaplain

‘Together we can change the world, just one act of kindness at a time’ – Ron Hall   Let’s spread more kindness this festive season! This Do Good December kindness calendar from Action For Happiness has daily suggested actions to do throughout December 2018 to help you spread a bit more kindness in the world. The festive season should be…



YMCA Carol Service is back!

This year YMCA Liverpool & Sefton, YMCA St Helens and YMCA Wirral will once again be coming together to celebrate Christmas at Liverpool Parish Church, Our Lady and St Nicholas. The service will be reflective and celebratory and will feature a very special appearance from the Children’s Choir from YMCA Sefton Nursery alongside our friends…



Just Do It – A Blog from Kieran Bohan

Just do it, for God’s sake! Reflecting on the Christian mission of the YMCA  In September, I spent three days with colleagues from around a dozen other YMCAs at the UK Unify conference, a platform for YMCAs to share and reflect on the Christian mission of what is now the largest and oldest youth charity…



No More Suicide – Free Community Suicide Prevention Training

YMCA Liverpool are able to offer free community suicide prevention training. The 4 hour workshop can be delivered at your workplace or we will be running regular sessions at our Leeds St centre in central Liverpool. The aim of the training is to increase learners’ understanding and knowledge of practical suicide prevention techniques, to enable…