Our approach

GMYN believes all young people deserve access to positive experiences.

Our innovative services offer exciting opportunities and support that young people cannot access elsewhere.

Our young person-centred approach provides a flexible support offer so young people can opt to participate when needed. Young people receive tailored support to meet their short and long-term needs.

We embed ourselves in local communities and work alongside the local authority, social workers, carers, partner organisations and schools to ensure cohesive, joined-up support. 

“GMYN has turned my life around. If it weren’t for them, I don’t know where I’d be right now –they are like my family”

Young person – Manchester care leavers programme

We bridge a gap between young people and where they could be. This is through helping them build key life skills, increasing their confidence, improving their mental health and wellbeing and building a support network.  Once these essential foundations are in place, young people have greater stability and can start to look to the future. 

How do we do it?

We ask each young person what it is they want to do!

They choose their activities and what they want to get involved in. This means we can be flexible, youth-led and responsive.

GMYN delivers various programmes and services which provide many different supportive offers. Our weekly development and drop-in activities include: 

  • Independent life skills workshops (cooking, budgeting, team building, social skills)
  • Wellbeing / mental health activities (walking, gardening, volunteering, arts & crafts, sport, social activities)
  • Work readiness sessions (CV writing, interviewing, work experience) 
  • Social action and volunteering, connecting young people with platforms to have a say and influence decisions on issues that matter to them
  • One-to-one support to meet the needs of individuals by exploring issues and barriers, providing individualised emotional support and setting goals to work towards

GMYN Theory Of Change

Here is a visual representation of GMYN’s theory of change, which explains how we believe our work will create positive change for young people.

Stay up to date

GMYN’s Heaton Park Fun Day

Back in July #TeamGMYN hosted a Fun Day at Heaton Park, inviting young people from across Manchester, Bolton, Salford, Oldham and Tameside to come together for a day of sport and activities.

Beeing Together – Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children can be part of GMYN with the launch of our new programme

This spring GMYN are launching a new programme for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across Greater Manchester called Beeing Together.

GMYN is coming to Bolton for care-experienced young people!

We’re launching our first programme for care-experienced young people in Bolton this spring.

Thank you to our funders

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