Support & Advice

Our Youth

Learn more about our youth work activities.


Learn more about our Chaplaincy services.

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.

Youth Team Climbs Ben Nevis

Our young people and youth team were challenged with climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland. Watch and find out how they got on.


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Our Accommodation

Learn more about our hostels and supported housing.

YMCA Accommodation from Think About It Films on Vimeo

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.

Life to the Full

Life to the full is a course that focuses on the mind and spirit. Watch how we helped our service users see the potential in themselves.


Our volunteers have a huge impact on the services we are able to offer, the amount of people we can support and the quality of that support. Watch and find out how our volunteers impact One YMCA , service users and our local community.

YMCA Step Progamme from Think About It Films on Vimeo

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.

Dynamic Pathway to Independence
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Dynamic Pathway to Independence – Bob’s Story
Kerrie’s Story
Shane’s Story
Tim’s Story

Family Work

Our Family Work

Learn more about our family work from our short video.

YMCA Children’s Centres from Think About It Films on Vimeo

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.

Health & Wellbeing

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Our Community Gyms

Learn more about our two fantastic community gyms.

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Our Community HUBs

Learn what happens in our welcoming community HUBs.

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Reopening our Gyms

Your safety is our top priority. Watch and find out the changes we’ve made to our Community Gyms.

YMCA Health & Wellbeing from Think About It Films on Vimeo

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.

Training & Education

Our Nurseries

Explore our engaging and lively nurseries.

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.

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