Due to COVID-19, YMCA Trinity has had to close many of its services. This has had a huge impact on the young people it supports and their mental health. 56% of residents have issues with depression, suicidal thoughts and anxiety and are struggling with loneliness as they are unable to access support from their network at the moment. YMCA Trinity has seen a three-fold increase in reportable incidents in the last two months, including self-harm, suicide attempts and devastatingly one suicide.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will cover the costs of PPE and cleaning services to ensure YMCA Trinity is able to deliver their services to the best of their ability, and continue to support young people.
This £885 phase two grant has been made from money raised from a fun run held by St Mary's School, Cambridge. This funding will enable YMCA Trinity to buy Christmas presents for guests, help with the cost of materials for Arts and Crafts sessions, and help provide some gardening equipment.
YMCA Trinity Group is a local charity, at the heart of community transformation in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk since 1852. Its focus is on building proactive, sustainable communities with an emphasis on helping young people to realise their full potential on their journey from dependence to independence.