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.

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.

-Right Here Ambassador

Some of the things we do

Design and deliver workshops in schools

Create pocket guides

Promote Health and Wellbeing around the city

Design and develop new and inspiring campaigns

Produce videos

Develop and update local and national websites to help others

Run free activities throughout the year

Create materials to support parents/carers

Train GPs

Carry out vital research and reports

We do all this and more using our youth participation model with our youth ambassadors!

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.

– Right Here Ambassador