We know that for every person to reach their full potential in body, mind and spirit, their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing is fundamental.

At YMCA Exeter we provide an exciting array of Health & Wellbeing activities. These activities help young people develop positive ways of coping with their health & wellbeing and also develop their skills so they can become more proactive citizens within society.

Our activities programme is open to all 52 residents of YMCA Exeter as well as residents from other Supported Housing projects too. The exciting programme has weekly activities as well as residentials away to Dartmoor and other festivals throughout the year.

The weekly activities currently include:

  • Singing & music group
  • Football
  • Cooking & community meal
  • British Sign Language
  • Chapel Space (to pray, chat and reflect)
  • Visits and trips out
  • Attending the Alpha Course at Rediscover Church
  • Coffee and cake with St David’s Church (monthly)

Each of the activities is optional to attend and residents are encouraged to get involved, make new friends and explore new things in their lives.

Some of the activities provide basic qualifications so that each resident can learn new skills and enhance their C.V to support their search for employment. Residents also get involved in leading some of the activities and choosing new ones that they enjoy throughout the year.

Each resident can also meet for informal one to ones with our Health & Wellbeing programme leader who is trained to provide a pastoral ear for residents to talk about the challenges they face.

Tim Wells
Programme Leader
Email: tim.wells@ymcaexeter.org.uk