YMCA Brunel Group has always embraced the challenge of earning our own money so we aren’t completely reliant on grants, donations and contracts with local authorities.
Struggling with depression and the effects of abusive relationships; with support from YMCA, Naomi will no doubt become an incredible support worker one day……….
Naomi arrived at YMCA from a mental health ward, she was shaking and scared of everyone. Naomi struggled with depression, anxiety, money management, abusive relationships and motivation.
With the support of YMCA, James has walked away from a life of drugs and crime. Proof that he is a valuable member of our community…….
James came to YMCA to try and get away from his involvement with county lines. James worked hard with leaving care, the YMCA and SDAS (Somerset Drugs and Alcohol Service) to support him to move away from a life in county lines. He struggled with his mental and emotional health whilst living within one of…
With a mum in the grip of substance misuse and having developed a cocaine addiction, Lucy aged 18 arrived at YMCA; and the turnaround is incredible……….
Lucy (18) came to one of our housing projects because her Mum was in the grip of substance misuse and her property had been cuckooed. Unfortunately Lucy had developed a cocaine addiction, after her Mum had given her drugs since the age of 13. Lucy came to YMCA and was referred to Somerset Drug &…
YMCA Bath Group and YMCA Mendip & South Somerset are wishing to announce their new joint identity YMCA Brunel Group, as the two organisations successfully merge.
As of the 18th March YMCA Mendip & South Somerset’s Youth Clubs and Young Carers Groups have temporarily closed during the uncertain times surrounding the COVID-19 virus.
Despite us supposedly living in an era of unprecedented wealth and prosperity, the issue of homelessness continues to grow.
‘J’ arrived six years ago with very low self-esteem, the result of being bullied at school; but over time the club has helped give him gain confidence to become a prefect at school and a police cadet.
Hidden Somerset is a series of short reports looking at aspects of life in Somerset that are often hidden from view. They are designed to stimulate debate and understanding and, in particular, help inspire new and better philanthropy.
2019 has been a busy year for our YMCA.