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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.

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Meet Sam

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

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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.

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Meet Jack

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

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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.

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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.

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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.