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We’re excited to announce the launch of #SleepEasy17! YMCAs are preparing themselves for National Sleep Easy Week from 3 to 11 March events are taking place across the country, where you can sleep rough so others don't have to.

Take on the challenge and get sponsored to help support our work with homeless young people. One night could make a lifetime of difference. Find participating YMCAs in your area: http://bit.ly/1WPcy9A
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Last night, a YMCA mother and baby unit features on +Channel 4's House of Teen Mums, the documentary followed teenagers Hazel, Tahiry, Kate, Kayleigh and Tabitha, for several months while they stayed at a YMCA supported accommodation project for teen mums, alongside inspirational Key Worker, Rose.

Find out more about the programme http://bit.ly/2hR6oXz
Watch on 4OD http://bit.ly/2gEC01E
Discover more in exclusive interviews http://bit.ly/2hFbfPA
Teen mums at a local YMCA mother and baby unit took part in a Channel 4 programme about the challenges of young motherhood. The documentary followed teenagers Hazel, Tahiry, Kate, Kayleigh and Tabitha, for several months while they stayed at a YMCA hostel for pregnant teen mums. Rose, a YMCA support worker who’s been looking…
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This is Kenny's story... Last year Kenny became homeless. After being supported by YMCA North London, he became involved with the innovative Fat Macy's project, which creates pop-up restaurants across London to help residents save for a tenancy deposit.

Thanks to YMCA, Kenny will be spending this Christmas in his own home. 
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Fantastic day at YMCA England today training our Youth Ambassadors in social media and press campaigning. It was great to have so many enthusiastic young people in the room as well as two great speakers - Niall Couper, Head of Media and PR at Amnesty International UK, and Ellie Burch, Digital Content Officer at the Alzheimer's Society.
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A new report has found that specialist children's mental health services are turning away 23% of the young people referred to them. This follows our #IAMWHOLE report last month that shone a light on how stigma is also making it more difficult to access mental health support.

Read what the Education Policy Institute Independent Commission on Children and Young People's Mental Health has said on BBC and let us know what you think can be done to help below: http://bbc.in/2fBCLsZ
Cash to boost child mental health care is not making it to front-line services, says a report.
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So here it is, our Youth Matters Awards ceremony video for 2016! Thank you to everyone who came down on the day and to June Sarpong MBE, our wonderful host.

Finally, well done to all our finalists and winners. Now, are we ready to start planning for next year....?

http://bit.ly/2g2H30c
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Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister on new measures to provide better support for mental health patients is a positive step towards tackling the mental health epidemic young people are currently facing.

We welcome the PM's review into the quality of mental health services and look forward to sharing what young people have told us.

From our research into mental health stigma, as part of our #IAMWHOLE campaign,we know that 38% of young people with mental health difficulties felt they were stigmatised, with 56% of them saying it made them less willing to ask for professional help. http://bit.ly/2i8GzlI
YMCA responds to new measures, announced by the Prime Minister today, to provide better support for mental health patients. Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of the national council of YMCAs in England and Wales, said: “Today’s announcement is a positive step towards tackling the mental health epidemic young people are currently facing. “We welcome the Prime…
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We’re feeling inspired… Adele Dunn, pictured left, is running the Virgin Money London Marathon this year for YMCA. During the last five years she has suffered from mental health issues, bereavement, a relationship breakdown, domestic violence and homelessness.

Throughout this, Adele turned to running, joining a local This Girl Can group, and ran the Great North Run in 2016 for YMCA North Tyneside. Having seen the work the charity did locally, Adele will be undertaking the 22.6 mile challenge in central London in April. Read Adele’s inspiring story: http://bit.ly/2iHy5Uy
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For the past year, YMCA's Youth Ambassadors have advocated and worked on behalf of other young people nationally and internationally while representing YMCA.

They are young people from YMCAs across England and Wales who receive training in media, research, public speaking and youth democracy to become YMCA leaders of tomorrow. We're proud of what they have achieved in 2016. Here are some of our Youth Ambassadors talking about what the programme means to them.

Thanks to Edd Chettleburgh for the video.
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Today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, announced new measures banning upfront fees imposed by lettings agents in England, as part of the Autumn Statement.

Responding to the announcement, our Chief Executive Denise Hatton said: "YMCA supports today’s Government pledge to abolish upfront letting agent fees for tenants, however, believes it is just the first step in trying to tackle the issues of affordability and security of the private rented sector. The lethal concoction of overpriced rents, extortionate deposits and rip-off fees have created an environment today in which it is extremely difficult for young people to find a roof over their heads that is both safe and secure."

Read the full statement on our website: http://www.ymca.org.uk/latest-news/ymca-responds-government-announcement-abolish-upfront-letting-agent-fees
YMCA responds to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP’s pledge in today’s Autumn Statement to abolish upfront letting agent fees . Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of YMCA England, the national council of YMCAs in England and Wales, said: “YMCA supports today’s Government pledge to abolish upfront letting agent fees for tenants, however, believes it is…
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Today, we take a stand against unhealthy representations of body image by launching the Body Image Pledge with Dove and other partners as part of the Be Real Campaign.
We believe that industries should portray real people in fashion, music and advertising and reflect society as we know it today.
Show your support on Twitter using the hashtag #PledgeToBeReal and read all about Be Real’s Pledge for the advertising, media, fashion and music industries at http://bit.ly/2fZKHYh
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We were so proud to be at the Cenotaph yesterday for the national Remembrance Day Parade. Read all about how we got on and why YMCA was invited to take part on our website: http://bit.ly/2f9CYmO
Members of staff and young people from YMCAs across England paid their respects to the soldiers, volunteers and civilians who lost their lives in wartime at this year’s Remembrance Day parade, in London. The national youth charity, whose civilian volunteers supported troops with food and rations throughout World War One, had 18 places reserved on…
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The National Council of YMCAs in England and Wales. We transform communities so all young people truly belong, contribute and thrive.
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Part of the oldest and largest youth charity in the world, YMCAs in England provide just under 10,000 beds for mainly young homeless people while also supporting more than 43,000 people with training and employment services. 

YMCA’s areas of specialism include accommodation, training and education, health and wellbeing, support and advice and family work.  
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