Minibus for Hire!

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For more information on hiring the minibus, please email us at or call us on 0141 420 6600

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Addressing Depression in Muslim Communities

The link below will take you to a study by the University of Leeds on Adapted Behavioural Activation for the Treatment of Depression in Muslims. There are also a number of booklets and manuals produced as part of the study.

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YCSA Vacancies

The Youth Community Support Agency is a Glasgow based charitable company working with disadvantaged young people, primarily from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

YCSA is recruiting for the following posts:

We are looking to recruit a Manager who will lead, manage and develop the organisation.
Salary: £33,000 pro rata – 4 days a week.
The successful applicant will have significant managerial experience, excellent organisational, communication skills, funding experience and a significant understanding of issues experienced by young people .
The post is funded by Glasgow City Council initially until March 2019.

Closing date is the 16th February, 2018
Interviews will be held on the 5th March, 2018

Counsellor/Counselling and Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Salary: £24,324 pro rata per annum for 17.5 hours per week
Base: YCSA, 48 Darnley Street, Glasgow

Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA) has been providing support for BME young people in Glasgow for over 20 years, from our base in Pollokshields. We provide holistic support through a variety of in-house services to ensure young people aged 12-25 from ethnic minority backgrounds have effective support to help them overcome barriers and reach positive destinations. The Counselling and Wellbeing Service forms one strand of this work. Support is also provided to parents/carers of the young people as required.

We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified Counsellor to provide Counselling and to support our Volunteer Counsellors and Wellbeing practitioners in providing a quality service. The Counsellor / Counselling and Wellbeing Co-ordinator will form part of the YCSA team and work closely with the YCSA Office and Volunteer Manager.
Summary of Job Purpose
The Counsellor /Counselling Co-ordinator will:
• Provide a safe and effective Counselling and Wellbeing service to BME young people and/or their parents/carers, through direct Counselling
• Contribute to the ongoing development of the Counselling and Wellbeing service including coordinating and supporting our Counselling/Wellbeing Volunteers
• Ensure the delivery of best practice throughout the Counselling and Wellbeing service.
• Contribute to effective performance management within the service and contribute to service development.

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th 12.00 noon
Interview Date: Wednesday 14th February

These posts are funded by Glasgow City Council Integrated Grant Fund initially until end March 2019.
For further information and application pack email:

YCSA is an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that applicants are treated equally, regardless of their sex, gender re-assignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital status, or race.

Tel: 0141 420 6600

Festive Period


Sending all our friends, partners, volunteers and young people the best wishes over this festive period! We will be closing for a short time from the 23rd of December to the 3rd of January. We look forward to working with you all in the New Year!

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BBC Trip

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Last weekend, ten of us piled into the mini bus and headed over to the BBC for a guided tour.  We had the opportunity to sit at the news desk, practise using a green screen and explore the building.  It was fantastic to spend time together and get to see behind the scenes.   One of the regular YCSA Film Club attendees Fortune Eneh went on the tour of the BBC and had the following to say:

“I liked both the view outside the BBC and also the inside of the building.  My favourite part of the tour was seeing the news studio and seeing the lights, the cameras and the weather map on the screen.  The guide was good and there was a nice café as well!  It was my first time at the BBC and I did not expect the security and imagined the studios would be bigger.   I would recommend others to see the BBC because if you are interested in working in the media like myself who is interested in radio then it is good to go see the BBC to learn about it”

Showing off our weather presenting skills!

Presenting the news
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