There are 700,000 young carers in the UK. This number is increasing all the time.

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.

How you can get involved

Find out more about how you can support our work

World Challenge 2018

Take part in this year’s World Challenge by helping us to cover combined distance of 75,000 miles!

YMCA Youth Matters Awards

Nominations now open for our 2018 national youth awards. Do you know someone who deserves recognition?

Run London Marathon 2019

Join Team YMCA running and walking the streets of London to raise money for vulnerable young people.

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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.