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Case Studies

Norwich teenager Jas fights back to be an inspiration

Norwich teenager Jas Mickleburgh has fought back from losing her mother and attempting suicide to become an inspirational speaker and be named YMCA Norfolk Volunteer of the Year at a Celebration Awards night in Norwich recently. Here Jas tells her own story. (more…)

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Jamie’s journey from sofa surfing to Great Yarmouth role model

A year ago he was living on his family and friends’ sofas, but today ‘role model’ Jamie Copping has transformed his fortunes thanks to YMCA Norfolk. (more…)

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Housing Engagement Worker Ben retrains to become a Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Inspired to help young people experiencing mental health difficulties, Ben retrained to become a Mental Health First Aid Trainer for YMCA Norfolk. Read more about his story....

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From Volunteering at YMCA to Opening Doors in Kenya

I started off as a volunteer at YMCA Norfolk during my time at UEA. My key role in the organisation was to strengthen the positive social impact among the young people of Norfolk County through various activities which are geared towards promoting sustainable development in the third world countries. (more…)

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Refugee’s brave journey to a new life in Norwich

War, prison, blackmail, hazardous seas and being locked into a container lorry were not enough to stop brave Sudanese refugee Hafiz Omar battling his way to Norwich and the hope of a new life.  (more…)

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