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Y NSW pledges to connect with community during Greater Sydney COVID lockdown


With twelve Y-run NSW recreation centers currently closed during Greater Sydney’s COVID lockdown, the Y provides free virtual fitness resources for the entire community, while also activating key youth and wellness programs. , including Uplift and Y Spaces online.

Y NSW CEO Susannah Le Bron said the organization works to ensure the benefits of connecting to Ys across the state are available when they are needed most.

Le Bron notes “we know there is a deep connection between physical, emotional and mental well-being – and how important the social connection is to everyone in New South Wales.

“We may have had to close our doors as we went through the latest COVID-19 outbreak, but we are still open to connecting with our community through chat, online workout or free resources for you. help prioritize well-being during this time. time.”

For the young
Whether young people are affected by the lockdown of Greater Sydney or isolating themselves elsewhere in New South Wales, Y NSW Executive Director of Youth and Community Louisa McKay said it was essential that the channels remain open for them to be heard and supported.

McKay adds, “We know that young people are disproportionately affected by blockages in terms of disruption of casual work and education. Regarding, more than 70% of young people interviewed by Headspace said that their mental health had deteriorated since the first outbreak of the pandemic.

Young people are often the last to raise their hands for help, so making sure we’re visible and there for them when we can’t meet in person is critical.

The Y is open to get in touch with young people through the following channels:

Uplift active wellness session
Join young Y workers and a fitness instructor for a friendly, fun and active wellness session in the comfort of your own home.

  • Tuesday, 6e July, 11 am-12pm
  • The session is aimed at 18-25 year olds.
  • register here

Origami session
Regular origami expert or beginners, join youth worker Mim for a fun, relaxed and interesting creative session to make origami art.

  • Wednesday 7e July, 11 am-12pm
  • The session is aimed at 13-18 year olds.
  • register here

Call a youth worker
Young people in the regions below are encouraged to call a youth worker if they feel challenged by the current COVID-19 environment.
Cooma (0403 498 322)
Tuesday – Friday, 9 am-5pm

Central Coast (0409 658 302)
Monday – Thursday, 11 am-3pm

Western Sydney
Monday – Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Book a reminder

The Y also deploys many of its community-based workplace programs. With over 43% of the Y NSW workforce aged 25 or under, the charity sets up daily wellness reunion meetings and delivers its physical and mental wellness content. to staff.

For the whole community

While twelve recreation centers run by the NSW Y are currently closed, the Y urges the community to stay active with Le Bron adding “We know that exercise helps clear the mind, improves sleep, mood and health. concentration.

“With new and critical information flooding our brains every day, the Y urges the community to take more care of your body throughout this time of isolation.

“We’re experts at helping people from all walks of life harness the power of exercise and while we can’t do it face to face, you can get your Y dose when it suits you online for free. “

The Y at Home offers home workouts, tips, recipes, wellness strategies and fun activities for the whole family at no cost to the community.

Workout videos, tips and resources are available at www.ymcansw.org.au/blog and Y NSW invites new and old members to connect with the @theynsw on Facebook and Instagram.

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