Latest News
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
We have a huge opportunity to change some of the stats re. youth mental health and suicide
The Y has an enormous footprint across Australia, and daily interactions with thousands of young people. Our frontline staff see, hear and deal with young people on a daily basis in before and after school hour care programs, gyms, pools, sports activities, youth services and schools. Our people are ideally placed to have life-saving and changing interactions with young people in their communities. Read More

Wednesday, 22 January 2020
YMCA's priorities in Australian Bushfires
Safety and offering safe spaces has been the focus of the Y during this bushfire emergency response period - with Y sites in bushfire affected areas across Vic, NSW, ACT and SA. The wellbeing of staff and communities by evacuation and temporarily closing centres in danger has been our absolute priority. We have also been able to offer safe spaces and accommodation for people around our fire-affected communities, utilising a number of our sites as emergency centres. Read More

Wednesday, 8 January 2020
National Safeguarding Unit Statement on the Australian Bushfires and the Impact on Children and Young People
At the Y, we are committed to safeguarding all children and young people and this extends beyond our Y Centres and into our communities. We know that the current Australian Bushfire crisis is having an impact on all Australians, however, we also know that such disasters can have a significant impact on the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.  Read More

Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Are you okay?
In many different ways we acknowledge we are all effected by the bushfire crisis. As we all deal with feelings of sorrow, heartbreak, frustration, love, anger, rage and deep deep sadness. I read in the Guardian yesterday “The pain and terror of these bushfires cannot be held in a single human heart.”  Read More

Friday, 1 November 2019
A Million Moments at the Y - Mitchell's story
Mitchell Collins sometimes finds it hard to have his voice heard. But at The Y, Mitchell has always felt empowered to speak and be heard. Mitchell developed a love of woodworking through countless afternoons spent in his Grandfather’s garage working on projects together. After his passing, Mitchell was inspired to start a new program called ‘Men’s Shed’ to share his knowledge and passion with other members of The Y’s disability support programs. Read More

Friday, 1 November 2019
A Million Moments at the Y - Chrissie's story
Creating and empowering inspired young people is at the core of the Y’s mission here in Australia, and thankfully, it’s a mission that’s shared by thousands of individuals across the Y. Chrissie Erickson is one of many who have made the Y’s mission their own, and changed countless lives as a result. Read More

Friday, 1 November 2019
A Million Moments at the Y - Steph's story
Steph Ferguson has been connected to The Y since she was just 5 years old, back when her mother worked there. Steph’s achievements are impressive, but her philosophy is simple – put yourself out there and take risks. Read More

Monday, 23 September 2019
It is time!
Leaders of the Y continue to seek business excellence. Ways our programs and services can best deliver to our customers and ways that will increase the financial capability of the Movement to grow and develop. Design, innovate, continually learn and most of all, understand those we serve. At the heart of understanding is inclusion.  Read More

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
World YMCA leaders take a stand for young people
World YMCA leaders will take a stand for young people in Brisbane next week. Over 50 world leaders of the YMCA, the world’s largest and oldest youth organisation, will gather in Brisbane next week (11-14 Feb), in the lead up to the organisation’s 175th birthday in London, where the YMCA began, in August. Read More

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
The Power of Intergenerational leadership
As the workplace becomes host to five generations, intergenerational relationships pose new challenges for both leaders and direct reports. For the first time in history there are five generations in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z. We have all five generations at the Y – spanning from Life Governors (Traditionalists) to Gen Zs just entering our Centre’s workforce. Read More