Crash Pad Project – Now Open

YMCA St Helens is working in partnership with St Helens Council to provide the Crash Pads project for people sleeping rough in St Helens. The Crash Pad is the new service for rough sleepers, its intention is to prevent rough sleeping and provide a safe place for people to stay in an emergency and support…



Louis Rigby is St Helens longest serving volunteer

Last month, Louis Rigby was honoured for his long voluntary service to YMCA St Helens. St Helens Citizen Advice and Halton and St Helens VCA organised an awards ceremony at the town hall to recognise and applaud the work, contribution and impact of volunteers across St Helens. It was a very special day for us…



Foyer News

YMCA St Helens are now offering nationally recognised qualifications AQA units which can help people to progress on to further education, training or employment. At the Foyer we are also using these to help support and motivate people to work towards their goals. There are currently over 11000 units to choose from across a wide…



Beacon Nursery Joins Facebook!

Beacon Nursery have created a Facebook Page and a closed group for parents and staff of the nursery to share updates and important information. We are always looking at ways to improve communication and how we keep in touch with the people who need us and we will be monitoring Facebook impact and usage to…



Mental Health Awareness Week

World Mental Health awareness week is held each year from 13th 19th MAY. It’s an annual awareness raising event organized by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year for Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re focusing on Body Image. Concerns about body image and appearance, while often associated with younger people, are not exclusive to being…



UPDATE Saints Community Sleep Out – Can You Stick It At The Wicked?

We are really excited to announce that YMCA St Helens in partnership with Saints Community Development Foundation and Teardrops will be hosting a sponsored sleep out to raise awareness about homelessness in St Helens while while also raising some much needed funds. The event will take place on Friday 15th March 7pm-7am and registration is…



In The Spotlight – Stephen, Coach – Y Sports

Stephen has been working at YMCA St Helens for over a year and is a Sports Coach for the Y Sports project.   Stephen has always loved sports and is a massive Rugby League fan and being a local lad obviously supports Saints! As part of his role, Stephen works in partnership with Saints Community…



Kindness Calendar – Do Good December, A Blog From Kieran, YMCA Chaplain

Together we can change the world, just one act of kindness at a time’ – Ron Hall   Let’s spread more kindness this festive season! This Do Good December kindness calendar from Action For Happiness has daily suggested actions to do throughout December 2018 to help you spread a bit more kindness in the world. The festive season should be…



St Helens Community Carol Service

This Advent, please join us for the Community Carol Service at St Helens Parish Church on Thursday 20th December at 11am -12noon with refreshments available afterwards. Salisbury House (Salvation Army), YMCA St Helens and The Hope Centre are coming together to host a very special Carol Service. You are all most welcome and we hope…