YMCA partnered with the Southern Health Trust

June, 2016

YMCA partnered with the Southern Health Trust

We provided respite programmes for carers of young people with learning difficulties.

We provided two 6 week programmes

The outcome made a real difference as it provided respite to over 25 adults for 2.5hrs a week.

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The pictures above is one memorable session of Yoga on the roof top of our building with the sun splitting the skies.

Comment from a Carer about the programme.

“Being a Carer of a child with Autism, I have had to leave my professional job to help care for

him and meet his needs. Being a very active person having to stay at home I find isolating.

The Care 4 Carers programme has been a great experience, it has not only helped me

reduce the level of stress I am constantly under, but has allowed me to meet other mothers

who understand the daily struggles. The programme has given me the weekly strength that I

need to manage all the difficulties with my child. The sessions have been well organised,

planned and delivered meeting everyone’s needs.” A thankful parent.


The are many way to make a difference in the life of a young person, supporting parents and carers is one of those ways.

Get in touch

Call us: +44 (0)28 3832 1025
Email us: info@ymcalurgan.com
Find us: YMCA Lurgan
4 Carnegie Street
Co. Armagh
BT66 6AS
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