Tag: young people

Your Resilience: supporting young people with social pressures at NCS

5th December 2023

According to YMCA youth every region of England has each seen funding for youth services cut by more than 60% since 2010. These cuts mean there are less and less safe spaces where young people can go to, receive support and come together. Having a safe space is fundamental to the delivery of our Young People’s programmes, especially outside of the school environment. We undertake our supportive programmes in numerous settings and this summer we had the pleasure of delivering Your Reslience to the National Citizen Service (NCS) residential experience camps.

How the cost-of-living crisis is affecting young people’s mental health

26th September 2023

The cost-of-living crisis has undoubtably had an impact on the majority of us to a greater or lesser extent. Whilst financial concerns have been ever-present throughout the crisis, there has also been an erosive effect on people’s mental health.

Blooming brilliant teachers go the extra mile at Northampton International Academy

7th June 2023

Following an Ofsted inspection in March 2022, Northampton International Academy in England decided to enhance their students’ wellbeing and personal development through Bloom.

Bloom: helping students at De Lisle College cope with exam pressure

7th June 2023

The number of young people seeking counselling for exam related anxiety ahead of GCSEs and A-levels reportedly doubled. It is therefore unsurprising that Bloom’s most popular workshop continues to be Exam Stress.

Impact report 2021-2022: young people’s programmes

26th May 2023

One in six children aged 5 to 16 were identified as having a mental health problem in 2021, a significant increase from one in nine in 2017. Never has the need to support young people’s mental health been greater, and we know that early preventative support using upstream approaches like building resilience can have a positive impact.

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