Dec


4

One Year of Community Meals Celebrated

In collaboration with local mental health charity HeadHigh, and corporate and community organisations from across the county, YMCA Derbyshire is celebrating preparing and serving more than 1000 community meals over the last twelve months.    Launched in October 2017, monthly community meals at YMCA Derbyshire’s London Road Campus offer a rare opportunity for individuals, families, community…

Nov


14

Christmas at YMCA Derbyshire

The special season is nearly here! We’d love you to join us for our forthcoming festivities as outlined below.  If you plan on attending our Community Carol Service, please email Sarah Crane to let us know so we can ensure adequate refreshments. We are also still recruiting for organisations to take part in this year’s…

Nov


14

Community Meal One Year Anniversary

Everyone is welcome to attend our Community Meal on Friday 30 November at 12:30pm to help us celebrate our one year anniversary of bringing people together. Please join us for our extra special celebration, with curry cake and great conversation! We’ll be joined by our friends at Santander, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and Derby County…

Nov


10

Highest Honour for YMCA Derbyshire’s Drew

Congratulations to Drew Cooper, who was awarded the highest honour at the YMCA England & Wales Youth Matters Awards on Friday 2 November. Hundreds of staff, volunteers, and young people from YMCAs all over the country convened for this annual awards ceremony. From YMCA Derbyshire, Claire Ragg was there to support our finalist Drew Cooper along…

Oct


19

Launch of Jolly Jumper Campaign 2018

Pick a day that best suits your business, school, college or community group, invite everyone to wear a Christmas jumper and make a suggested £1 donation. Christmas and New Year can often be a lonely and challenging time for young people living in supported housing. This is why every year, we ask the local community…

Oct


15

Annual Celebration Event Brings Together Our People

Our annual celebration event is a chance for young learners, residents, staff and supporters to come together to celebrate the achievements of our young people and supporters from the past twelve months. This year’s event took place on Friday 5 October and was led by Chair Mary Gordon. Congratulations to all of our winners below,…

Oct


15

YMCA Derbyshire Scoops Three National Awards

The Foyer Federation’s annual Spark Awards took place on Thursday 4 October, where a trio of awards were presented to YMCA Derbyshire for inspiring work with young people in the local community. From the five shortlisted entries, YMCA Derbyshire was proud to pick up ‘Best Partnership Award’ for its established sports programme with Derby County…

Sep


27

WHOLE HOUR for World Mental Health Day

#IAMWHOLE PRESENTS / WHOLE HOUR   This World Mental Health Day, YMCAs across the country are encouraging people to take a WHOLE HOUR for themselves. Each year an estimated 20% of children and young people worldwide experience mental health difficulties. We believe that no young person, no matter who they are, what their background is, or…

Sep


27

Project Alfie Seeks Local Employers

YMCA Key College is proud to launch ‘Project Alfie’, where we’re seeking local employers to partner with us and help create opportunities for our young people to experience the world of work.  What does being a Project Alfie partner mean? • YMCA Key College students, accompanied and supported throughout by a member of staff, will…

Sep


24

YMCA Key College Launches Mental Health Training

We are proud to announce that our YMCA Key College is now offering MHFA England’s internationally recognised course in Youth Mental Health First Aid. It’s a two-day course and participants are fully certified on completion. Young people are struggling with poor mental health. Causes include; academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty and a lack of availability of…