The KYM Blog

The KYM Blog
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

Teaching Women Empowerment & Self Acceptance

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“After surviving painful experiences myself which include domestic violence, depression and anxiety, I have a burning desire to inspire and be inspired by women who are going through similar problems. My own life story ultimately shaped my life purpose and the work I do in the world.”    Allow me to introduce you to the ultimate Goddess, Clare Campbell. The woman whose presence is indescribable; positivity and warmth shines from her, with a sprinkle of glitter and chocolate. I only began to work with Clare around 3-4 months ago when I was asked to be involved in the start-up of…
Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

Big Love Little Sista

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                                        “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” I found this quote and I thought it suited the purpose of Big Love Little Sista perfectly. Allow me to tell you all about a project I’m currently involved in and it’s impact, not just on me, but on many other women; on a local and soon to be global scale.   Big Love Sista, a project set up by a woman…
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Big Love Little Sista

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I have been delighted with the first three days of Big Love Little Sista here at OurPlace. We have had 20 young women from Kirkby and Huyton working hard, making journey sticks and starting their Goddess paintings. The quality and depth of their contribution has been amazing. For girls so young they have a profound perception and understanding of life. Some of the quotes and Titles for the Goddess painting will take you breath away.  Week one nearly complete we are waiting for a further 80 young women to join us over the coming weeks. Watch this space. Don't forget…
Throughout the past 3 years now, I have suffered from an Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa aswell as Depression. For me, it has been mental and physical torture – endless amounts of doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions and a bucket load of tears, on top of the illness itself. Though it’s a mental illness that only, theoretically, affects the person who is suffering with it, it also affects those around you – your family especially.  I want to openly share with you my father’s experience of having a daughter with an Eating Disorder.   I run a personal blog where I talk…
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

Introducing Sandra Richardson

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Sandra Richardson is the Chief Executive of the newly formed Knowsley Youth Mutual. Sandra has spent the last couple of years working with colleagues in  KMBC, staff and young people to lead the spin out of the Youth Service.  This has been an interesting and fascinating journey.. Sandra would like to share this, along with her thoughts and feelings about Youth Work and its future  in the form of a blog on the KYM website.

Kirkby Area

Address: Westvale Community Centre,
Richard Hesketh Drive, L32 0TZ
Contact Number: 0151 443 4466

Huyton Area

Address: The Youthy,
Woolfall Heath Ave, L36 3YE
Contact Number: 0151 443 5333

Our Place Youth Facility

Address: Our Place Youth Facility,
Longview Drive, L36 6EG
Contact Number: 0151 443 5323

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South Area

Address: Bryer Road Community Centre,
Bryer Road, L35 5DW
Contact Number: 0151 443 4542

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