Health


December 13, 2017  |  

#Iamwhole

#Iamwhole Worldwide 10-20% of children and young people experience mental health difficulties. Poor mental health is costing more and more children and young people their education and their employment prospects. And without action, it is costing them their lives. Despite the considerable numbers affected, there is still a stigma associated with experiencing mental health difficulties. […] Read more…

April 19, 2017  |  

Finnish Schools on the Move – YMCA Heinola as an activator

Finnish Schools on the Move is a national action programme. The programme started in 2010 with 45 pilot schools all over the country. Today, most comprehensive schools in Finland are part of Schools on the Move programme. The programme is carried out by the Finnish National Board of Education and the Ministry of Education and […] Read more…

March 7, 2017  |  

Call for World Health Assembly 2017

Dates: 22–31 May 2017 Place: Geneva, Switzerland The World YMCA is opening up the possibility for YMCA leaders interested in Health Related Issue to participate of the World Health Assembly 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. This is in connection with the development of our Resource Group on Health. As the World YMCA currently do not have […] Read more…

January 29, 2017  |  

Setting the example: YMCA Victoria’s good bye to junk food!

YMCA Victoria has been recognised on the national radio broadcaster with their progress on removing junk food from all YMCA facilities. After realising they were selling over 14 tonnes of sugar in soft drinks and cooking 10,000kgs of hot ships they decided to fo something about it. With the help of researchers at Deakin University […] Read more…

January 16, 2017  |  

Lebanon YMCA: Health Programme

The Medical Assistance Program started in 1988 to provide chronically ill patients with essential medicines during the civil war. The project benefited chronically ill patients with acute poverty as well as refugees displaced as a result of the war. The project aimed at providing these subjects with drugs free of charge through existing local dispensaries […] Read more…

January 6, 2017  |  

The YMCA taught me to respect and value my body

With the help of his local YMCA, Lucas learned about the consequences of commercial sexual exploitation. He turned away from a life on the streets, took control of his life and has since taken up work at a beauty salon. Life was complicated for Lucas growing up. He lived with his mum and three siblings, […] Read more…

December 23, 2016  |  

Giving life another chance

How Alex learned to manage addiction When it happened, Alex* had just made the decision to find help. She booked an appointment to meet with a substance use counsellor and headed to her first meeting. During their talk, Alex suffered an overdose — she was struggling with drinking, as well as heroin and Benzodiazepine use. […] Read more…