Kingston Samaritans supporting our residents

We’re working with Kingston Samaritans to support YMCA Surbiton hostel residents. Two volunteers from Kingston Samaritans will be at the hostel reception every Tuesday from 7.30pm and 9.30pm to offer a listening ear.



Two new youth clubs in Kingston

YMCA London South West is taking over the management of two youth clubs in Kingston on Wednesday 1 November: YMCA Dickerage Lane and Kingsnympton Youth Club, which will be sub-contracted to Kingston-based Christian youth charity Oxygen. We’ll be working closely with Achieving for Children to ensure that the facilities can continue to meet local need…



Why personal training works!

Angelika Szmit, 23, a part-time waitress, lives in Walthamstow and moved to the UK from Poland in 2015. “I fell in love with London and learning English!” she explains. A combination of a party lifestyle and junk food saw her weight creep up to 95 kilos (approximately 15st) and it was only when she took…



Lorraine, 18, Yorkshire and Humber

“I’ve been under CAMHS [Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services] since I was six years old. I’m not quite sure why, all I know is that I was diagnosed with Epilepsy at six and at around the same time I was also diagnosed with ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder] symptoms, but the doctors didn’t actually…