Student spotlight

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Girl in gym looking into the camera smiling We believe everyone should enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing, but it can be hard to stretch the budget to cover gym membership when you’re a student. However, our special student rates and flexible gym membership options makes it very affordable to stay fit. Here's what one of our student members had to...

Put your mental wellbeing first on World Mental Health Day

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I am Whole 2019 As cases of mental health difficulties among young people continue to rise, it is more important than ever to take time out to prioritise mental wellbeing. YMCA is calling on the nation to do just that by taking a WHOLE HOUR for themselves on World Mental Health Day (10 October). Following the success of its...

26 years in YMCA Surbiton gym!

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image of two men who are gym buddies YMCA Health & Wellbeing Centres Joining a YMCA Health & Wellbeing Centre is the best way to feel great this summer. What makes YMCA Centres so special is that they are situated in the heart of communities. The centres are they modern, well equipped with dedicated staff.  They are vibrant social hubs. Local people can...

“I became homeless…my biggest issue was my mental health”

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Young women standing outside at YMCA

Jade Messam-Goodenough, 27, has been a resident at YMCA South Ealing for five months. She faced homelessness after she lost her job and was unable to pay her rent. “I became homeless because I had no work and no money coming in but the biggest issue was my mental health,” says Jade. Jade went through…

Residents in the city

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Group involved in engineering based craft project with company Aecom Multinational engineering firm Aecom invited young people and residents from YMCA St Paul’s Group  to spend the day in their offices in the city. Aecom are responsible for Mercedes-Benz Superdome renovations, Ferrari World among many other multi-billion-dollar projects. They kindly volunteered their time to support YMCA St Paul’s Group's young people and residents, recognising the...