SPACE2… CONNECT is a safe digital platform for young people. Created in response to the spread of Coronavirus which resulted in the closure of our youth centres, we have created this space for young people to access our services and engage with our Youth Workers and other young people. Face-to-face communication is temporarily suspended, so to overcome this we will be using apps and online resources such as Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Discord to engage with young people.

  YMCA Youth Workers are on hand to offer support and advice around a range of topics such as job searches and employability, health and wellbeing, independent living skills, healthy living and any other issues that you may be facing. If we can’t help you, we will signpost you to organisations that can offer you support.

Health & wellbeing

Training & education

Healthy living skills

Youth Social Action

Online boredom busters

Job Club

Physical activity

Gaming

Cyber security

Chit Chat

Safeguarding

Signposting

Arts & crafts

Homework

Info and FAQ's

Lets get social

Meet your team

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Mary

Youth Worker

Hi! I’m Mary. One of my many talents and hobbies is art and I have a secret obsession with quirky fountain pens! And not to forget my love for cats!

I’m a Youth Worker at YMCA as well as a qualified sports coach. I’m also experienced in giving information and advice around sexual health, C-Card and I’m first aid trained. I’m trustworthy, reliable and have a positive attitude! I’m mental health first aid trained and passionate about the good mental health of young people!

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Dave

Youth Worker

This is me David, but you can call me Dave. I like all things outdoors, anything different and Roller Coasters, especially the big ones in Florida. If you need a chat, get in touch.

You’ll often find me out on my bike and I built the reCYCLEd wooden bike track that we often have out and about for you to use. I’m a mountain bike leader and instructor and ML training for walking and D of E.

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Danielle

Youth Worker

Hey, I’m Danielle and I’m a qualified youth worker at YMCA. I’m a mam of 2 and am obsessed with all things Disney, especially the Lion King… my favourite character is Rafiki.

I am able to deliver sexual health advice including C-card, and specialising in detached work, meeting young people on the streets and working with them on their own terms.

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Frazer

Youth Worker

Hi, I’m Frazer and I am a youth worker for YMCA Newcastle. I love watching and playing sport, especially football and rugby. I am a big Newcastle United and Newcastle Falcons fan. 

I help to deliver projects and sessions in the Walker area, and carry out detached work around the city. If you need any advice or guidance, or just a chat, feel free to get in touch.

YMCA Walker Park Centre

Our Youth Work team are based at YMCA Walker Park Centre. YMCA Walker was established in 1989 and has supported generations of families since. YMCA Walker is free to access. The centre is currently open by appointment only.

To find out about what activities, sessions and volunteer opportunities are available you can contact the team on Facebook or by email: walker.project@ymcanewcastle.com