What's happening at YMCA


8 October 2018

David’s #IAMWHOLE Story

From an early age, I’ve struggled to fit into a group, others saw me as a bit ‘weird’. My mental health was at its lowest a few years back when my anxiety was at its peak and my confidence at its lowest. I was afraid of being judged, of not being good enough. I kept […]

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18 September 2018

Award Nominees 2018 announced

YMCA Scotland are delighted to announce that shortlisting is complete for our Awards ceremony which will take place on Saturday 6 October at The Holiday Inn, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh. Below is a list of the shortlisted candidates.  The John D Knox Youth Achievement Award along with Sir George Williams Medal will also be presented on the night. Caitlin Agnew, […]

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13 September 2018

Amy Tells Us About Makerspace – #CodeWeek

“I first went to the YMCA’s makerspace because my mum did not want me hanging about the streets at night but all the clubs round our way cost money.   As the activities are free at Paisley YMCA this is where I ended up on Monday nights. Although I had done some Scratch code at […]

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28 August 2018

Finding Creative Solutions To Mental Health Challenges – Skye Residential

Last weekend a group of 10 young people kick-started our work on the #IAMWHOLE campaign. Gathered on the picturesque Isle of Skye, the group developed creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues young people face when it comes to mental health. The group discussed barriers to accessing adequate mental health services and looked […]

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