MP Peter Kyle’s visit to George Williams Mews in Portslade

Last Thursday Peter Kyle, MP for Hove and Portslade, visited our Portslade centre, George Williams Mews. On his blog, Peter says: ‘It was unbelievable and totally inspiring to meet people at different stages in their journey from rough sleeping to recovery, stability, skills development, and finally thinking about a future that has new opportunities. The […]

Healing through nature at GROW

After being involved for three months with Grow – a Brighton wellbeing project, Neil warmly recommends their services: ‘Hi my name is Neil  and I am currently residing at Leslie Best House. I suffer from anxiety and depression and have recently completed a course with Grow. They are based at the Brighthelm Centre on North […]

Wellbeing day helps relieve stress for Brighton YMCA residents

For the past two years, Brighton YMCA residents have been benefitting from regular Wellbeing days organised at William Collier House. Experienced health practitioners offer Reiki, reflexology, hand and face massages, acupuncture, NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), yoga and Tai-Chi to mention just a few. Charities and businesses such as Pathways to Health, Anahata […]

Barbecue organised by YMCA volunteers raises money for the Rainbow Fund

This summer, volunteers from several Brighton YMCA projects decided to organise barbecues as an opportunity to wind down, but also whilst raising money for valuable causes and involving other charities important to the community and connecting with ex-residents. George Williams Mews’ late autumn barbecue saw the 25 attendees preparing food and setting up the barbecue […]

Our clients’ visit to the Cascade Café

This summer some of George Williams Centre’s clients visited the recently inaugurated Cascade Café. The café aims to provide a safe, supportive and relaxed environment for people in recovery. During the visit, everyone could talk about their own experience with drugs and alcohol and meet the café organisers. The Cascade Café is at 24 Baker […]