YMCA Youth from Big Charity Films on Vimeo.

YMCA has been working with young people since 1844, this has shown us that young people need to belong, contribute and thrive to grow successfully.  See some of the positive impact that One YMCA makes locally.

YMCA Youth - Physical Activity from Big Picture Charity Films on Vimeo.

Physical activity has been shown to improve overall levels of wellbeing, see how One YMCA youth programmes use this principle to help young people in Hertfordshire.

YMCA Youth - Mental Health from Big Charity Films on Vimeo.

Mental Health is a growing problem for young people, from low self-esteem to self-harm.  See how One YMCA helps young people improve their wellbeing by encouraging them to belong, contribute and thrive.

YMCA Health & Wellbeing from Think About It Films on Vimeo.

Bun’s Story, Health & Wellbeing
23-year-old Bun suffered a traumatic brain injury leaving her paralysed, unable to speak and undergoing major life-saving surgery. After being discharged from her rehab unit Bun continued her journey to recovery through our specialist Community Health & Wellbeing Programme.

YMCA Training and Education Support from Big Picture Charity Films on YouTube.

Find out more about the training and education support that One YMCA provided to help Subhana move on in her life.

YMCA Step Progamme from Think About It Films on Vimeo.

Subhana’s Story, Training & Education
Subhana suffered domestic abuse and was placed into care but since staying with YMCA, has turned her life around.  Subhana was referred to our STEP Programme, a 3-step process which provides vocational training, work experience and a paid work placement to help residents transition back into employment. Hear how STEP helped Subhana.

YMCA Children's Centres from Think About It Films on Vimeo.

Michelle’s Story, Children’s Centres
After moving to Ware, Michelle’s newborn baby was taken seriously ill.  Hear how the YMCA Children’s Centre helped Michelle and her family and how she has chosen to give something back.

YMCA Accommodation from Think About It Films on Vimeo.

Jess’s Story, Accommodation
Whilst a resident at YMCA, Jess was selected to represent Team England at the Homeless FA.  Hear more about Jess’ experience and how it has built her confidence and outlook on life.

YMCA Community on Vimeo.

Team Award YMCA Space
Our Space Drop-In centres are places where all age ranges are welcome and accepted and where everyone can meet, make friendships and contribute to their community over a cup of tea.