YOUthrive is a wellbeing programme dedicated to the support of young people and their mental health wellness.

This is for anyone who would like to know more about mental health and how to handle it, whether it is you who is struggling, a family member, or even a friend.

One YMCA want to empower young people with the skills to support themselves and others.

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Mentoring

Provides you with the opportunity to meet regularly with an experienced youth worker who can help you work towards goals, set targets for change and growth, or help you make the space to develop new ideas and ways of thinking.

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Employability

This programme looks at the different elements of searching for work, applying for a job, and most importantly, staying employed. From CV writing to interview skills, and team work to developing a career.

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Wellbeing

Our focus is on supporting young people and their need to experience positive mental health.  We provide a programme of discussion and activities with techniques to help manage, control your wellbeing.

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Creative Arts

Exploring creative talents such as song writing, dance, theatre skills, poetry, with space to develop and share these in a performance setting.

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What do One YMCA do?

Sometimes known as YMCA Youth or One YMCA Youth Work, our goal is to support young people to belong, contribute and thrive. To do this, we lead a diverse range of youth work sessions across Watford, Three Rivers, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Stevenage, Wycombe and Aylesbury. We offer support and advice as well as the simple knowledge that we are a safe environment. We have created vibrant programmes to support development and growth and have a dedicated team of specialist staff and volunteers who work alongside the young people who use our services.

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Our facilities

We use existing community spaces to run sessions across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. Each session has a capacity of around 20, with outside sessions supporting more. We also carry out outreach work on the streets of the area.

Our youth work model seeks to help young people belong, contribute, and thrive:

  • Belong – we provide safe spaces for young people to be part of communities
  • Contribute – we offer opportunities for young people to shape, lead and direct what we do and how we do it together
  • Thrive – we offer support via mentoring and coaching for young people to achieve their potential, realise their aims and reach their goals

Our service is universal and welcomes people of all faiths. If targeted work is required, we adapt our provision to meet the needs of the young people who use our service.

Youth Sessions

15:00
16:00
17:00
18:00
19:00
20:00
Monday
YMCA Birchwood Leisure Centre, Longmead, Birchwood, Hatfield, AL10 0AN

Teen Gym

17:00 - 19:00

YMCA St Hugh's Church, Church Centre, Leagrave High St, Lewsey, Luton, LU4 0ND

Girls Move

16:00 - 19:00

YMCA Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Road, WD17 1JZ

Watford Town Centre Youth Club (11 - 16s)

15:30 - 17:00

Tuesday
YMCA Birchwood Leisure Centre, Longmead, Birchwood, Hatfield, AL10 0AN

Teen Gym

17:00 - 19:00

YMCA St Lawrence Church, High St, Abbots Langley WD5 0AS

Abbots Langley Youth Club (11 - 15s)

19:00 - 20:30

Wednesday
YMCA 82 Aycliffe Rd, Borehamwood, WD6 4JW

Borehamwood Youth Cafe (11 - 19s) - starts 1st March

18:30 - 20:00

YMCA Haines Way, Watford WD25 7QU

Young Orbital Drama Club

17:00 - 19:00

YMCA The Hive, McDonald Court, High View Hatfield AL10 8HR

Hatfield Youth Club (11 - 15s)

16:00 - 18:00

YMCA The Hive, McDonald Court, High View Hatfield AL10 8HR

Hatfield Youth Club (16 - 19s)

18:15 - 20:00

YMCA YMCA Community Centre, Haines Way, WD25 8HR

Young Orbital Drama Group (11 - 19s)

17:00 - 19:00

Thursday
YMCA Briars Ln, Hatfield AL10 8EY

Hatfield Boys Football (11 - 14s)

18:00 - 19:30

YMCA Briars Ln, Hatfield AL10 8EY

Hatfield Boys Football (15-19s)

19:30 - 21:00

Friday
YMCA The Hive, McDonald Court, High View Hatfield AL10 8HR

Hatfield Youth Club (11 - 19s)

16:00 - 18:00

Saturday
No classes
Sunday
No classes
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