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…



Back on the Road: YMCA Newcastle Gets New Mini-Bus

YMCA Newcastle is back on the road with a new mini-bus- thanks to the support of The Clothworkers’ Foundation and other funders who made one-off capital costs donations. The Mini-Bus, a 15-seater Ford Transit, was bought to ensure young people can access activities, residentials and training courses across the City and beyond as part of…



YMCA Walker Takes Action!

A group of young people from YMCA Walker are frustrated with both the lack of positive, affordable activities for young people in Walker and the prejudice they experience as young people. They are embarking on a mission to improve the local area for the community and young people alike through great youth social action.  The young people…



Is She Legal?

Coming soon: Is she legal? YMCA Newcastle is about to launch the MENtoring project in an effort to change the attitudes that young men have towards images and videos of underage individuals, thanks to funding from the Home Office. The law is confusing when it comes to young people, the age of consent and pornography. Many…



YMCA Newcastle launch UNSTOPPABLE campaign to empower Newcastle’s young women

In celebration of the centenary of women’s right to vote and International Women’s Day 2018, YMCAs UNSTOPPABLE campaign empowers Newcastle’s young women to be the best they can be and to be happy, successful and confident in themselves. The campaign will cover topics such as body confidence, work and employment, alcohol and drugs, sport and…



YMCA Newcastle Supporters Sleep Under the Stars to End Youth Homelessness

On March 9th and 16th 2018, Newcastle University Helping our Homeless Society and Newcastle and Gateshead NHS CCG slept rough to raise funds for YMCA Newcastle’s homelessness prevention work with young people. Despite driving rain and wind on both nights and snow on March 16th (!), over £4,000 was raised to support our intense, 1-1…



YMCA Newcastle Supporters are Sleeping Rough so Others Don’t Have to

Newcastle University’s Help the Homeless Society and Newcastle and Gateshead NHS CCG are sleeping rough so that Newcastle’s young people don’t have to this March. Find out more and sponsor them to put roofs over the heads of young people on their pages here: Newcastle and Gateshead NHS CCG Newcastle University Help the Homeless They…



Rabbie Burns and His Connection to YMCA Newcastle

Who was Robert Burns? Robert Burns, more affectionately known as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet who lived in the late 1700’s. Best known by most for his poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ which is heard world wide, being sung as we celebrate the coming of a new year. Today Burns is considered the National Poet…



CEO Shave Off In Support of Man Down Campaign

Throughout November YMCA Newcastle ran the Man Down campaign to raise funds to help us support young men in Newcastle. The campaign aimed to combat mental health issues, and problems that come with these issues such as suicide, homelessness, unemployment and drug and alcohol misuse, the Man Down campaign also encouraged young men to talk…