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Youth & Communities

We believe that investing in our youth and communities is investing in our future. We offer a wide range of programmes and services designed to empower young people and the local community.

In addition to our youth programmes, we also work closely with communities throughout Derby and Derbyshire to promote positive social change. Our community initiatives are aimed at bringing people together, fostering a sense of belonging, and creating a safe and supportive environment for everyone.

YMCA Derbyshire Youth Programmes

Some of our youth programmes include:

WIlmorton Community Gardens

Wilmorton Community Gardens

A green space where we grow our own produce, landscape and come to re-connect with nature.

Retreat Days at Monos

We run fortnightly trips for residents to Monos Church where they can take a moment to be mindful.

Sports Activities

Our weekly football club sessions are popular, as they allow residents to keep fit, socialise and have fun.

Small Talks Big Difference

Mental health, like physical health, is something that we all have, yet speaking openly about mental health is not always easy. YMCA Small Talks, Big Difference is a national campaign about taking the time talk and ensuring that we all make ourselves available to listen. With a few simple guides, we can all positively impact the mental health of those around us. Find out more here.

Foyer Sessions

We provide opportunities for personal growth and self-development through Foyer workshops, mentoring, and leadership training. Our goal is to empower young people aged 18-25 to become confident and independent adults.

Psychotherapy Sessions

We have a funded in-house Psychotherapist who offers holistic mental health support to YMCA residents and YMCA Key College Students.

Join us today and be a part of the positive change we're creating together!

At YMCA Derbyshire, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young
people and communities throughout Derby and Derbyshire.

Padley@YMCA Derbyshire

Padley@YMCA Derbyshire support and empower those affected by homelessness to improve their lives. We work in partnership with other organisations and agencies so those affected by homelessness can access shared pathways of support and receive the most effective and holistic services.

We achieve this by providing:

An accepting and safe environment with meaningful activities that improve health and develop self-confidence, relationships and wellbeing.
Food, toiletries, clothes and facilities to meet basic needs.
Support, advice, training and volunteering opportunities to improve financial security and independence.
Support to move into and sustain a tenancy.

YMCA Derbyshire Community

Our community initiatives include:

Community Meal at YMCAD with Penguin PR

Community Meal

We organise and host a range of community events throughout the year, our community meal is run by a different Derby business every month. These events bring people together and promote a sense of unity and belonging.

Re Root Through Nature

Re-Root Through Nature is all about cultivating connections. 

This weekly wellbeing session is open to everyone. Join us every Friday from 1.30pm at Wilmorton Community Gardens.


We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you want to help at one of our fundraisers or participate in a community clean-up event, there’s something for everyone.

Facing homelessness? We're here for you

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