We are Right Here

YMCA Right Here is a health and wellbeing project for 11-25 year olds based in Brighton, England. We are an award winning project that works with a team of youth ambassadors to improve health outcomes for young people locally and nationally.

Right Here’s youth ambassadors deliver workshops, create campaigns, produce consultations, deliver training and develop digital projects that support young people, parents/carers and professionals. Want to join our team of ambassadors? Find out more here.

What does Right Here do?

  • Design and deliver workshops in schools
  • Create pocket guides
  • Promote Health and Wellbeing across the city
  • Design, develop and deliver inspiring new campaigns
  • Produce videos
  • Run and update Where To Go For
  • Run and update Find Get Give
  • Design and deliver digital tools locally and nationally
  • Run free activities throughout the year
  • Create materials to support parents/carers
  • Train GP’s in working with young people and health/wellbeing
  • Carry out vital research and reports
  • Promote and recruit ambassadors across the city

We do all this and more using our youth participation model, which means our team of dedicated young people (who meet weekly) have an input in everything. They come up with ideas, design our materials, help deliver workshops and decide what/how we do next! This is so we can make sure everything we do really is for young people.

What's it like being a Youth Ambassador?

‘I have worked on the exam stress workshop with Right Here. By partaking in the preparatory workshop, I have learnt how to facilitate group discussions and gained effective public speaking skills. This has increased my confidence levels and will enable me to go on and deliver workshops to schools in the future.’

 

Volunteering with Right Here has been a really great experience. I have learnt so many different skills such as presenting in front of people I don’t know and learning how to write a session plan to present to people. My confidence has grown as I feel like I can speak in our meetings and not feel scared to say my opinions. Since I have been at right here I would have not had all of these different experiences.

 

I’ve really enjoyed presenting the exam stress workshop with Right Here, and was really impressed and inspired by the contributions of the young people in their classes. I feel as though I’ve got a better understanding of the ways in which stress can affect young people and the different ways different people deal with stress in different ways. I feel much more confident speaking in a group of people and working with young people as a result.