National Young Readers Week at Paisley YMCA!

This week is National Young Readers week! And to celebrate at Paisley YMCA, we asked some of our young people during this week their current favourite book and why!

A Night of Music, Joy and Celebration by Ukrainian Children, Young People and Families

On the 20th of September, Groups of Ukrainian Families, Children and Young People including our very own Friendship Group performed in front of an audience of over 100 people.

Youth Mental Health Day 2023 – The Impact of Youth Work and Bravery of Young People

Today is Youth Mental Health Day and on this day, we reflect on the importance of young people’s mental health as well as the role of youth work as they develop, learn and grow.

Reflecting on the Summer of STEAM 2023 at Paisley YMCA!

As the Summer Holidays end and young people start back at school, we at Paisley YMCA reflect on the success of this year’s Summer of STEAM Programme as a fun and educational time for young people in Renfrewshire to spend their summer unlocking their STEAM creativity with the help of our youth workers. The sessionsContinue reading “Reflecting on the Summer of STEAM 2023 at Paisley YMCA!”

Science, Technology and Engineering; three weeks into our Summer of STEAM!

Our 2023 Summer of STEAM Programme is currently full STEAM ahead! We are coming to the end of our third week focusing on Engineering, where we have been building catapults, pulley systems and constructing Da Vinci bridges using wooden sticks! During the summer holidays, we have been providing our free Summer of STEAM Youth ProgrammeContinue reading “Science, Technology and Engineering; three weeks into our Summer of STEAM!”

Mental Health Awareness Week: Anxiety – The Value of Youth Work

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week is Anxiety.   According to the Mental Health Foundation, levels of anxiety in the UK have not yet dropped to pre-pandemic levels. In their UK 2023 survey of UK adults aged 18+, 73% of the population felt some level of anxiety in the previous two weeks andContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week: Anxiety – The Value of Youth Work”

Combining the Easter Holidays with our Hackathon workshop for 3 days of fun, digital youth work! 💐🖥️

We began the Easter Holidays this month by hosting a three-day Hackathon workshop in our space for young people in Paisley!

Youth Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 at Paisley YMCA

Last week, we had been taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 to highlight and help young people with their mental health across the UK from 6th – 12th February.