YMCA welcomes new mental health measures

YMCA responds to new measures, announced by the Prime Minister today, to provide better support for mental health patients. Denise Hatton, Chief Executive of the national council of YMCAs in England and Wales, said: “Today’s announcement is a positive step towards tackling the mental health epidemic young people are currently facing. “We welcome the Prime…

Homeless young mums break stereotype in Channel 4 documentary

Teen mums at a local YMCA mother and baby unit took part in a Channel 4 programme about the challenges of young motherhood. The documentary followed teenagers Hazel, Tahiry, Kate, Kayleigh and Tabitha, for several months while they stayed at a YMCA hostel for pregnant teen mums. Rose, a YMCA support worker who’s been looking…

New Chair elected at National Council of YMCAs

Martin Houghton-Brown has been elected as the new Chair of the National Council of YMCAs. Martin has been on the Board of Trustees of the National Council of YMCAs since 2011 and is Chief Executive of youth homelessness charity Depaul UK. YMCA is the oldest and largest youth charity in the world, founded in London…