Mon 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tues 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thur 9:00am – 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am – 5:00pm
The Wolverhampton Hub is situated in the city centre at YMCA Temple Street. We offer a wide range of activities, programmes and support to help you on your journey. Whether it’s housing, counselling, financial advice, health and fitness or just somewhere to go that you’re in need of we’ve got you covered.
With our wide range of support and activities you are sure to find the help you need at the Wolverhampton Hub. We want all of our mentees that come on Talent Match and have the time of their lives whilst making some real and tangible steps towards a better future.
With the Hub being situated in the YMCA it provides our mentees with a unique opportunity to access all the support services that the YMCA offers; these include supported housing, family intervention services, health and wellbeing services, changing your health for life, YMCA night stop service, employment and skills, job club… and the list goes on. The YMCA also has a wide range of volunteering and work placement opportunities for Talent Match mentees
At Wolverhampton we’re big on doing, we don’t want to just help people to get into work but we want to help them get into life. We do this by offering lots of group and social activities allowing our mentees to meet new people and have new and life changing experiences. From caving to high ropes, from visiting the shops to visiting other countries we can access opportunities that will both challenge and empower you to be the best ‘you’, you can be.
Talent Match Wolverhampton’s number one aim is to walk with people from where they are now to where they want to be, it’s not about us prescribing to people what we want them to do – but rather learning from them what they want to achieve and giving them all the support we possibly can to help them get there. Dare to dream, dare to do, dare to be!
Meet Our Wolverhampton Hub Team
Brenda FraserHub Lead
Supporting young people has been at the heart of my career choices. I have extensive skills and knowledge of working with young people from an educational and employment perspective. I am passionate about seeing young people from specific thematic groups overcome complex barriers and achieve their goals and aspirations. I find this extremely rewarding. To pass the time I enjoy salsa dancing
Sharlie MoraisSenior Mentor
My name is Sharlie. I am one of the Senior Mentors here at Wolves hub. I have worked with young people and young adults for over 10 years, I feel I have experience and training to support you the best way possible. I like to think I’m a creative person, and on this project I have developed many projects involving writing, directing and acting, so if you’re interested in exploring you’re creative side let me know.
I have worked within administration for over 12 years. I like to help people which led me to initially volunteer for the YMCA and I haven’t looked back. I enjoy my administration duties for Talent Match. I have a passion to inspire young women so that they are capable, strong and independent.
Before joining Talent Match I taught young people with additional needs, a role that I held for over 10 years. I started working for Talent Match in August 2017 and have found that, through working for the organisation, I have been able to provide ongoing support and help to the people who need it most! I have a passion for creative arts and sport and support the best club in the world…Liverpool.
I'm Jay. Having worked in education and mentoring for over 12 years I am professional, knowledgeable, chilled, approachable and dedicated. I'm a qualified teacher and have a Degree in Digital Media. I love to see people achieve their potential!
I’m passionate about the needs of others, I find it rewarding being able to support and advice mentees to overcome personal barriers, gaining employment, achieving their goals and witness their confidence increasing during their time on the programme. I feel honoured to be a Mentor at Talent Match.
I have a passion for supporting people to recognise their own potential and make strides to have the life they want and deserve. I love the work I do as I feel it makes a direct impact into raising the bottom line for people in Wolverhampton. Witnessing people aspire and achieve is the greatest reward of this work. I have keen interest in the creative arts, including drama, film and music and like to use these mediums in my work.
As a Talent Match Mentor I enjoyed working with Young Adults and supporting them to achieve their dreams. I have a desire to help people to overcome the barriers that may have in the past stopped them from reaching their full potential. I have a passion for music and music producing.
Hi, my name is Liam McDonald, I am the YMCA Talent Match Outreach Worker and Mentor and I have been working for the YMCA since December 2015. Helping people overcome their problems has always been a passion, I get a sense of fulfilment and purpose from having the means to guide a person through a difficult period in their life through information advice and guidance.
I have worked with young people for the majority of my working life and have always had a desire to help people. After several years working in secondary education Talent Match has given me the opportunity to continue my own development while serving my own community. I have a background in film and digital media and enjoy using these skills to engage and build confidence in mentees as well as in the development of my own projects outside work.
My name is Mandeep Johal and I have been working at Talent Match since March 2017. I have a passion to see young people who come from an array of backgrounds reach their full potential and their desired goals. Talent Match is a great place where I have had the privilege of seeing change happen, and be a part of making it happen in the lives of young people. I look forward to seeing what the future brings.