Five Ways to Wellbeing

Mental Health isn't something that should be taken lightly. Like your body, your mind needs regular exercise and rest to help keep healthy. When it is hurting it needs recovery time and treatment. Here at YMCA Newcastle, we value everyone's mental health, that's why we're sharing five ways to help improve your mental wellbeing! 1. ...



Free Wills Month

YMCA Newcastle is taking part in Free Wills month this October! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in locations across England, Northern Ireland and…



YMCA opens new charity shop in Gateshead

YMCA have recently opened a new retail charity store in Trinity Square in Gateshead! Got something you don’t need or fancy donating? The store is happy to take plenty off your hands, including furniture, small electrical appliances and bric-a-brac. Or if you fancy checking out the stock and seeing if there’s anything you like then…



YMCA England & Wales: Statement on Ukraine

“The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a reminder to us all how precious our freedoms are and our thoughts and prayers continue for the people of Ukraine who are caught up in this conflict. We continue to pray for a swift and peaceful end to the conflict and that the values of freedom and justice…



Devalued by a decade of cuts, dramatic fall in spend per head and a debilitating postcode lottery: the latest picture of youth service funding

Research released by YMCA Newcastle reveals that not only have funding cuts now reached £1.1bn (a real-terms fall of 74% since 2010/11) but annual spend per head on 5-to-17-year-olds in England has plummeted from £158 in 2010/11 to just £37 in 2020/21. Investigating real-terms local authority spending on youth services, YMCA Newcastle found that a…



YMCA Newcastle calls on local young people to get On Yer Bike!

YMCA Newcastle is preparing to launch an exciting new project that aims to get local 11–25-year-old on their bikes, engaged in local heritage and upskill them in digital skills. YMCA Newcastle has a long history of supporting families and young people in Newcastle’s East End with the local, independent charity recently celebrating their 170th anniversary….



Give More Than A Gift This Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, the season of giving is finally upon us! You may be bracing the crowds (or scrolling through Amazon) shopping for gifts and stocking fillers for loved ones, or you may be considering which charity to make a donation to this year? Well, we have an innovative way you can…