World Mental Health Day 2020

Even the best of us experience mental health difficulties. At YMCA North Staffordshire, we proudly support the end of stigma faced by many, and change the way people think and act about mental health.The latest research conducted by YMCA England & Wales reveals that 77% of young people have felt lonelier and more isolated during…



A Tribute for Sara

A painful week for us all. The sudden loss of Sara, aged 26, wounds everyone connected to YMCA North Staffordshire. We send our sincere condolences to family and friends who have the full support of YMCA North Staffordshire at this very tough time. We are assisting Staffordshire Police with their inquires; at this time Staffordshire…



Back to school: Tips for parents

If you have school-age children, back-to-school will likely look different this September due to COVID-19. Our Family Work team offer some tips to help children and parents navigate some of these changes.  Across our communities, schools across North Staffordshire are announcing reopening plans for the 2020-2021 academic year. Firstly, if you think going back to…




We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing.Staying motivated can always be a challenge, but with a wide variety of new fitness classes available at Y-Active, you’ll find the perfect way to keep active. Classes are covered with current membership packages. Non-members can attend classes through pay-as-you-go basis. Please contact Y-Active…




We are sharing two bits of wonderful media this week, one from Staffordshire Police’s John Owen and Relex, an international organisation with offices in the UK (Stoke & London). Read more about Relex’s visit to YMCA North Staffordshire, and the work they and our young people did to help those in need.



Stoke City to host Christmas Community Meal at YMCA

Stoke City Football Club is to host a special Community Meal at YMCA North Staffordshire, Monday 17 December. This Christmas will be the third time that the local football club has hosted a Community Meal at YMCA having previously hosted back in 2016 & 2017. In 2015, the first-team shot stopper and England international, Jack Butland presented YMCA with…



‘320,000 people homeless in Britain’

At least 320,000 people are homeless in Britain, according to research by the housing charity Shelter. The number of homeless people in the UK is soaring by a rate of more than 1,000 a month, according to new analysis which says that one in 200 Britons are currently without a permanent place to live. The new figures…



Diabetes is now affecting 7000 young Britons

The number of young people suffering from type two diabetes is nearly ten times higher than previously thought, new analysis reveals. Type 2 diabetes used to be virtually unknown in young people. It usually develops over the age of 40 in white Europeans, or after the age of 25 in people who are African-Caribbean, black African,…




BOOKSTART SESSIONS Family Work   Bookstart aims to promote communication and positive interaction between parent and child to support the development of early language. Sessions are delivered at Silkmore Children’s Centre, Stafford. If you would like to take part in these sessions please contact our Family Work team on 01785 252141 Session ONE: Making time for…



December 2018 Community Meal

Free Community Meal Hosted by Street Chaplains   Friday 7 December will see the Street Chaplains host our 52nd Free Community Meal. Community Meals take place on the first Friday of every month, bringing together different parts of the community to share food. This will be the second time the Street Chaplains have hosted a Community Meal,…