We recognise health and wellbeing is the bedrock that enables people to develop in all areas of their life, from education and employment to relationships and social networks.

YMCA provides more than 270 health and wellbeing facilities,including gyms, swimming pools, community halls, and outdoor activity centres.

Engaging more than 125,000 people each year, YMCA is the largest voluntary sector provider of services promoting health and wellbeing in England and Wales.

This includes (number of visits):

  • Gyms – 1,743,750
  • Exercise classes – 786,570
  • Swimming pools – 574,340
  • Sports – 775,620

and (number of participants)

  • Disability programmes – 34,130
  • Outdoor activity programmes – 20,210
  • Rehabilitative and other special care – 12,140
  • Healthy living activities – 19,220

Nationally, we have a Health and Wellbeing Committee that helps move our offer forward. Our federated structure means we are able to deliver services both nationally and locally.

If you are interested in working with YMCA to help everyone enjoy the benefits of good health and wellbeing, then get in touch.

Mental Health Champions

Find out more about our mental health peer to peer support programme.

#IAMWHOLE

The #IAMWHOLE campaign is a partnership between YMCA and NHS. It is fronted by music star Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) and aims to tackle the problem of stigma in a series of ways.

YMCA Physical Activity

Find out more about our physical activity provision.

Be Real Campaign

Find out more about how we support the Be Real Campaign.