Youth & Communities
Welcome to YMCA Derbyshire…
We believe that investing in our youth and communities is investing in our future. We offer a wide range of programs and services designed to empower young people and the local community.
In addition to our youth programs, 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.
Some of our youth programs include:
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.
Our weekly football club session are growing week on week and allow residents to get out, 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. The YMCA Small Talks, Big Difference campaign supports staff and service users to T.A.L.K and lighten the load.
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.
We have a funded in-house Psychotherapist who offers holistic mental health support to YMCA residents and YMCA Key College Students.
Our community initiatives include:
We organize 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.
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.
Be a Part of the Positive Change…
At YMCA Derbyshire, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of young people and communities throughout Derby and Derbyshire; we work with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to create positive change and improve the lives of those around us.
Join us today and be a part of the positive change we’re creating together!