Our impact

Everyone should have access to life-changing opportunities.
Health and Wellbeing
In 2018/19 we helped 5,379 people to lead healthier lives through our wellbeing programmes.

Our dedicated health and wellbeing programmes serve a diverse community of all ages across Camden, Islington and Westminster.

We're passionate about fostering an ethos of inclusivity and creating a welcoming space for our members across our two central London venues, YMCA Club and YMCA at One KX.

Everyone should have the opportunity to stay active and feel part of a community.

Over 2,700

PE and Wellbeing sessions delivered to local schools.

379

People medically referred to our Positive Health team for help and support, in partnership with Camden Council.

1,682

Community programme members.

Over 700

People participated in workshops at One KX, our centre in Kings Cross – which enriches mind, body and spirit through pilates, yoga and meditation classes.

43

Students participated in 'Mind Body Matters', an 8-week programme designed to help manage exam stress and anxiety, delivered in partnership with Birkbeck University. (72% experienced reliable improvement).

200

Volunteers support the work of our charity.

Over 800

Older Adult members – more than double ten years ago. 

85.7%

Of Older Adult members felt mentally stronger, healthier and more resilient as a result of joining YMCA Club.

149

People participated in our languages and arts programmes.

Education and Training
We helped 4,822 learners and apprentices nationwide to develop their vocational and career skills in 2018/19.

We're one of the largest charity training providers in the country. We provide education and employment opportunities for young people and adults, irrespective of their background and experience. 

Every person has something to offer, they just need to find their niche.

949

16 to 18-year-old learners attended our employability and study programmes. 71.5% positively progressed onto further education or employment.

3,125

Learners completed our fitness instructor courses.

13

Learners – living with disability – completed our award-winning 'InstructAbility' programme, delivered in partnership with Aspire.

303

Education providers delivered YMCA Awards qualifications.

Over 15,000

Certificates issued to learners through YMCA Awards.

796

Apprenticeship learners have been supported, with 71% achieving all of their study aims.

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