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!
Today is World Mental Health Day and we reflect on the importance and responsibility of youth work in supporting the mental health of young people.
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.
This week is National Coding Week and at Paisley YMCA, our young people are doing their part to showing their coding passions as they do every week in our space!
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.
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!”
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!”
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”
We began the Easter Holidays this month by hosting a three-day Hackathon workshop in our space for young people in Paisley!
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.