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The Y provides ‘Uplift’ for young people in mental health month

11 Oct 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

With 18-24 years olds having the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group in Australia, youth organisation YMCA NSW (The Y) is doing something about it. The Y will expand Uplift, a new and free mental and physical wellbeing program for young people across several Y sites in Sydney.

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Youth Parliamentarians bring a fresh perspective to NSW Ministers

25 Sep 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

Young people from across NSW today met with NSW Government Ministers and MPs to discuss the issues facing young people. The young people presented Ministers with a series of Bills developed as part of YMCA NSW’s (The Y NSW) highly successful Youth Parliament program.

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Young people to take over State Parliament, debate big issues during the 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament

04 Jul 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

From Monday 15 July, around 80 young people from across NSW will take over the chambers of State Parliament House to debate bills on topics including youth mental health, stronger Indigenous representation in schools and climate and the environment, as part of the 2019 YMCA NSW Youth Parliament.

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NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show returns to Taree to showcase and celebrate local talent

27 Jun 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

After a successful debut last year, the NAIDOC Indigenous Fashion Show will return to Taree in July as part of this year’s NAIDOC Week events.

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YMCA NSW thanks all volunteers and recognises the contribution of young volunteers this National Volunteer Week

23 May 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

This National Volunteer Week (20-26 May) YMCA NSW thanks and commends the 3.9 million volunteers whose efforts make our communities and our nation stronger, including the many thousands of young volunteers.

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NSW Election: Leaders must commit to appointing a youth affairs minister to cabinet

20 Mar 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

YMCA NSW, part of the oldest and largest youth organisation in the world, is calling on Gladys Berejiklian and Michael Daley to commit to appointing a Minister for Youth Affairs to cabinet should they win Saturday’s election. This youth portfolio is urgently needed to address the significant and worsening situation for young people in NSW.

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Program gives Western Sydney youth a sporting chance

22 Feb 2019 - Media ReleasesYouth

The NSW Government will invest more than $115,000 in a crime prevention program that uses sport to steer disadvantaged young people in Western Sydney onto the right path.

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New $5.4 million YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre officially opened by NSW Deputy Premier, MPs, YMCA NSW

After three years of planning, consultation and construction, the new $5.4 million YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre was today officially opened.

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YMCA NSW to run UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre for another three years

YMCA NSW is delighted to have been appointed by UNSW Sydney to manage the UNSW Fitness & Aquatic Centre for another three years.

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YMCA NSW celebrates latest young team member’s award

29 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesStaffYouth

YMCA NSW is emerging as an employer of choice for young people, with yet another staff member honoured last night for her initiative and strong support of the community.    Youth Wellbeing Coordinator Laura Eason, 23, was awarded Highly Commended for NSW Youth Worker of the Year.

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Young men honoured for raising their voices

26 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

Two exceptional young people, Hamani Tanginoa, 16, and Bassam Maaliki, 15, were last night recognised as joint winners of the Voice Award at the NSW Children’s Week Awards.

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Wellness Centre nearing completion

The new $5.4 million YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre is only a matter of weeks from practical completion and today representatives from Australian and State Government, the new YMCA NSW Chief Executive and two Board members inspected the site.

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Young people receive mental and physical wellbeing boost

08 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesYouth

A new youth mental wellbeing program that provides free access to exercise sessions and new support networks was launched in Penrith today. YMCA Uplift is a partnership between YMCA NSW and Bendigo Bank, targeting 12 to 25 year olds who have mental health issues or are experiencing stress due to studies, friends or family. Informed by research that shows a strong link between physical activity and mental wellbeing, the eight-week early intervention program provides participants with up to two facilitated group sessions per week.

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Preschooler helps save his own life thanks to YMCA NSW swimming lessons

04 Oct 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

Sam still has nightmares about the moment the ocean “swallowed up” her three-year-old son during a family boat trip.  One minute the lower North Shore mum was filming Richard splashing his feet on a platform on the side of the boat and the next he had jumped in and disappeared under the water.

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Take the Pressure Off: Free gym and pool access for Year 12 students

YMCA centres across NSW and ACT are offering free access to students currently completing their Year 12 exams.  “Take the Pressure Off” is a YMCA NSW initiative designed to give students the opportunity to stay active and keep their wellbeing in mind during stressful exam periods.

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YMCA NSW cleans up at the ACT Aquatic Industry Awards

20 Sep 2018 - Media ReleasesRecreation

YMCA NSW’s commitment to drowning prevention and water safety education has been rewarded  with a clean sweep of trophies at the ACT Aquatic Industry and Water Safety Awards.

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New CEO appointment

27 Aug 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

YMCA NSW is excited to announce it has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to drive its key focus areas of healthy living, social impact and empowering young people.

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YMCA NSW proudly launches the Affinity Network, its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group

10 Aug 2018 - Media ReleasesStaff

Profit-for-purpose community organisation YMCA NSW officially launched its LGBTI+ employee staff and advocacy group, the Affinity Network, in Sydney last night (Thursday 9 August).

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Applications now open for 18 new Wellness Centre jobs

Applications are now open for 18 new jobs at the $5.4 million YMCA Wellness Centre, the YMCA has announced.

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YMCA NSW delighted to receive $371,302 in Federal funding for the new Broken Hill Wellness Centre

YMCA NSW is delighted to receive $371,302 in funding for the new YMCA Broken Hill Wellness Centre from the Federal Government through the Building Better Regions Funding (BBRF), as announced by Member for Parkes Mark Coulton earlier today.

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