4 August 2023

We are pleased to announce that The Listening Service (Part of YMCA St Helens)  is a semi-finalist in the YMCA England and Wales “Youth Matters Awards 2023” in 2 categories.

(“Health and Wellbeing project of the year”, and “Support & Advice project of the year”)




One of our young people (Emily Lowe) is also a semi-finalist in “Young Achiever of the Year”.

Emily accessed the Listening Service for support and is now an active young volunteer supporting other young people and the wider community.


The public vote (which works with judges scores to decide finalists and ultimately the winners) opened today and closes 18th August – and every vote counts.


To vote either scan the QR code below or visit