More than one in three homeless people have mental health difficulties.

Help YMCA to be there for more young people, like Chelsea, today

YMCA is the oldest and largest youth charity in the world

In England and Wales, we intensively support 228,000 young people every year, ensuring each young person we meet has an opportunity to belong, contribute and thrive.

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Find out more about how you can support our work

Be Real Campaign

Appearance-based bullying is a major issue among young people, especially in school. Read our new research report to find out more.


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Find out what impact YMCA has had on the lives of young people

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Become a Roomsponsor

You could give a young person a home and a new, happy life from as little as 40p a day

YMCA Sleep Easy

Sleep Easy

Sleep rough so other don’t have to. One night can make a lifetime of difference.

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Supporting mental health

We recognise the huge impact poor mental health has on young people in England and Wales, with social media, finding work and affording somewhere to live all contributing to increased pressure.

Across the country, YMCAs are providing mental health services to 17,000 young people each year, and together we actively campaign to fight mental health stigma.

Find your YMCA

Contact your local YMCA to find out how they can support you.