Your Space – A blog from Kieran Bohan

Opening and blessing of Your Space As chaplain for Liverpool YMCA, I was delighted this month to be asked to open and bless the newly refurbished activity room at YMCA Leeds Street. Following consultation with residents, the new name for the room was chosen as ‘Your Space’. ‘Your Space’ has been redesigned to be a…



Chartered Institute of Housing Course Information

YMCA Liverpool and Sefton are happy to share some further information around our fantastic Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) courses. We are offering a FREE taster day to give you the chance to find out more about the Level 3 Course: Supporting Homeless People The taster day is on Thursday 6th September at 10am –…



GDPR at YMCA Liverpool and Sefton

Friday 25th May is the day that the General Data Protection Principles (GDPR) come into force. Most of us will already have received countless emails asking us to “opt in”, “stay in touch” or “not miss out”. GDPR sets out a number of ways in which organisations like us must process and manage data and…



Chat with Gerald – YMCA Liverpool’s marathon man!

Gerald Musoke was a resident of YMCA Liverpool ten years ago. Gerald was able to move onto a dispersed flat  and then live independently shortly after. Gerald is a marathon runner who wears the YMCA logo on his vest when he competes. Julie Austin and Mark Porter had a chat with Gerald earlier this month…



New Mental Health First Aid Training Dates

We are really pleased to let you know about our next Mental Health First Aid (2 day) course! This will take place on Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th July at YMCA Liverpool on Leeds St in Central Liverpool. Mental Health First Aid is the equivalent of physical first aid and the training is interactive and…



Information for recent applicants

If you applied for a role with us between 1st May – 14th May and you have not been prompted to provide your contact details on the online application. This is in relation to the Crisis Support Worker (Nights) role; Empowerment Support Worker – Bank Staff; Support Worker – Bank Staff Please contact us to…



Mental Health First Aid

Our Mental Health First Aid Trainers, Emma and Kevin recently delivered the course at YMCA Liverpool. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a fantastic course and is the mental health equivalent of physical first aid. MHFA training is interactive and provides the practical skills and confidence to help recognise the signs and symptoms of common…



A Christmas Reflection from Kieran

Last week I read a headline on The Independent news website that said: ‘One in five Brits does not know Jesus Christ born on 25 December’. I have good news for them – he almost certainly wasn’t! In the story we hear again each Christmas, we remember that the shepherds were out watching their flocks by night –…



Liverpool Accommodation Based Support – Festive Breakfast Meeting

Our friends at New Start hosted our Festive Breakfast Meeting this morning and we were really well looked after – take a look at the pictures to see what a fantastic breakfast buffet Deanna set out for us! There was plenty to talk about today and we were pleased to have a number of partners…



Give free gifts of kindness this December.

‘Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible’ – Dalai Lama   So, you’ve survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and maybe had a little left over for Giving Tuesday?   Let’s not forget that December is a marathon, not a sprint. It may be the ‘most wonderful time of year’ for some, it…