Hungry No More!

Over the 6 weeks holidays, our Holiday Hunger campaign has been in full swing to help hungry children in Walker. To make sure we could help as many young children as we could, we set the target high at £500. We would like to say a huge thank you to the generous donations given to…



Interview Top Tips

Job interviews can be a daunting experience, especially if its your first time at an interview! At YMCA Newcastle we believe that every young person has the right to achieve their full potential, so we’ve put together a guide of some of our interview top tips to help you land your dream job: 1. Predict…



SleepEasy 2018: 6 Months On..

Would you spend a night under the stars to raise funds for others? On a cold March night earlier this year, 15 brave individuals slept rough for a night to raise funds for our homelessness prevention and crisis support work. SleepEasy is a national annual event that is held in March of each year. Its main…



Be Real: Great Expectations Research

The Be Real campaign is determined to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies. It is a national movement made up of individuals, schools, businesses, charities and public bodies. A recent report written by YMCA England & Wales investigates the origins of body image…



Young People Launch Social Media Campaign to Tackle Knife Crime

YMCA Newcastle have launched a new project that aims to raise awareness of knife crime among the City’s young people. The project involves delivering a social media campaign to highlight the effects of knife crime for both victims and perpetrators, helping to reduce crime rates in the City Centre. In recent years, national knife crime…



YMCA Newcastle pledges to end youth holiday hunger

As more and more families struggle to make ends meet and turn to food banks to get by, free school meals have become a reliance for a lot of families and for many children their free school meal is their main nutritious meal of the day. Many families that usually rely on free school meals…



#IPledgeToBeReal: Be Real body confidence campaign

YMCA Newcastle are supporting the Be Real Campaign by taking a stand against unrealistic body pressure! The Be Real Campaign has launched #IPledgeToBeReal asking the nation to fight against unrealistic beauty standards by signing up to its Body Image Pledge. Research carried out by YMCA, In Your Face, found that half of young people have…



YMCA Newcastle invites schools to take part in body confidence campaign

The Be Real Campaign is a national campaign run by YMCA and Dove and was formed in 2014 in response to the Reflections on Body Image report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image. Research carried out by YMCA details the image based bullying young people face, read more about this and download the…



Walker Park Baby & Toddler Group

Walker Park Baby & Toddler Group will return to Walker Park Cafe & Centre on Wednesday 5th September. Come along to Walker Park Toddler Group, Wednesdays 10.30-12 at Walker Park Cafe and Centre, ran by YMCA Walker project. The toddler group has a fantastic range of toys and soft play for babies and toddlers aged…



Become a Bizibodis Mentor!

We’re recruiting volunteers to support our Bizibodis project. Are you… Aged 15-19 years old? Interested in working sports, health & wellbeing? Interested in working with children? Bizibodis aim is to improve the health & wellbeing of children in the East End of Newcastle and is part of the national Change4Life campaign. The project is operated…