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Meet Declan

My life has changed so much. I feel like I can achieve anything that I put my mind to.

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Meet Nadia

I was moved to YMCA Derbyshire from a refugee camp, I had no other place to go and no one to help me.


Meet Sam

I lost my flat due to a relationship breakdown, I felt like I could never get back up and keep going.


Meet Tiffany

Tiffany arrived at YMCA Derbyshire due to trouble at home and was experiencing issues with her mental health.

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Meet Mikey

Mikey first joined our YMCA when he was 16 because of issues at home.

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Meet Nathan

When I first arrived at YMCA Derbyshire, I was having quite serious issues with anxiety and depression.


Meet Jack

After a life-changing incident, Jack began to suffer with PTSD and really struggled with his confidence.


Meet Ella

Ella had a really difficult time at school, resulting in her having to leave. She regained her confidence after joining YMCA Key College.


Meet Michael

I then moved to live with my dad, but he always said negative stuff about me and called me horrible names, so I moved to YMCA.

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Meet Max

Max had some difficult health issues in 2019, which meant he got very behind on his studying at a different college.

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Meet Libby

Libby really struggled being accepted and understood at school which resulted in her being asked to leave in her final year. 

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Meet Sophie

Due to her poly-cystic kidney disorder, growing up was quite difficult for Sophie.

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Meet Sahila

Sahila was told to leave his family home due to poor mental health issues.


Meet Sandile

Sandile joined us at YMCA Derbyshire as she was declared homeless by her parents.

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Meet Kawan

At just 17, Kawan was sent to England with only the clothes on his back and nowhere to go.


Meet Kyan

Kyan struggled to enjoy school, but found his feet at YMCA Key College.

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Meet Barnaby

Barnaby arrived at the YMCA without any life skills and found it extremely difficult to communicate with others.


Meet Joseph

After Joseph’s mother died, he found himself alone and unsure how to move on.


Meet Katy

Katy has found life during the pandemic hard, but has progressed with help from YMCAD.


Meet Anthony

Anthony grew up in foster care and had a difficult start. Now, he has multiple qualifications and is on his way to university.