Quality For Health Level 2 Awarded

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We are pleased to have been awarded the Quality For Health Level 2 award, demonstrating our commitment to continuous improvement and putting service users at the centre of our services. This award is a quality assurance system for groups and organisations delivering health and wellbeing services. Kate Gillespie, Head of Accommodation and Support Services at YMCA…

‘All Ages Together’ Helps to Combat Loneliness

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A project launched earlier this year in collaboration with St Osmund’s Church in Derby aims to challenge stereotypical views in the local community. ‘All Ages Together’ (AAT) aims to bring people together who wouldn’t ordinarily meet, for fun and friendship and in the process to build bridges across the age divide. Similarly to our monthly free…

Mental Health Literacy Developed in Local Community

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At YMCA Derbyshire, 18 staff members have recently completed a two-day ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’ course, focused around how to recognise the symptoms and signs of common mental health issues and help in a moment of need. The course aims to support young people aged 8-18 by ‘listening, reassuring and responding’. Based on the…