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Active Play

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Active Play is a project for young people aged 5-18, this is a project that runs 1 day a week for 2 hours. Young people come along to our building to do 30 minutes of homework or reading before going out to play with lots of our fun equipment such as archery sets, footballs, basketball equipment as well as playing lots of fun games! As well as playing games they are working on their fundamental movement skills as well as building confidence and leadership skills. Once every two weeks the young people are learning to make fun and healthy snacks.

Every Tuesday from 3.30pm-5.30pm


No photo description available.Juniors is a play session for young people in Primary 1- Primary 6. This is a drop in style service where young people get to focus on imaginative play, arts and crafts, learning how to bake as well as utilising the fabulous multi-sensory space.

Drop In

No photo description available.Drop In, is a project for Primary 7-S6 young people. They come along to the building, play video games, board games, arts and crafts and baking as well as just chilling out in our fabulous building! Young people are given a safe space to explore topics and challenge ideas

Stay and Play

No photo description available.Our Stay and Play project is for children and young people, activities that will be provided are arts and crafts, dance, team games, outside sports, digital inclusion activities, cooking and a free meal at every session. These sessions will be a fun and safe space for children and young people to connect with each other

These sessions will be for young people who are refugees

Sessions for Primary 1- Primary 6 runs on a Saturday 12pm-2pm

Primary 7- S6 runs a Tuesday 6pm-8pm

In It Together

No photo description available.Our In It Together program is designed specifically for children and young people with additional support needs. Using ourĀ  renovated building with sensory equipment in every room we strive to create an environment where the children and young people can play and learn new skills while receiving the extra support they require.

This project runs every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We have a whole dedicated service to the well being of the full family, we run specific sessions sessions for parents such as fitness and wellness walks, staff trained in NVR and empowering communities. For young people we have staff trained in let’s introduce anxiety management and motivational interviewing.

EPEC is a program which allows parents to provide support to other parents via a program called being a parent. Being a parent is a 8 week course which aims to improve child development and outcomes, parenting, family resilience and social capital. This course combines the newest development science and theory within highly evidenced parenting strategies and methods

LIAM is an NHS early intervention approach based upon cognitive behavioural therapy. This is a 9 week program which supports young people to work through the anxieties they are having whilst also learning coping mechanisms to be able to face challenging circumstances which before would not be easily faced due to their anxieties

NVR is an approach that has been developed to address the violent and self-destructive behaviours of children and young people. NVR groups are led by skilled practitioners who have psychological training and experience within the area of child to adult violence. NVR helps adults deal with their child’s violent behaviours and provides them with a toolbox to work through with the end goal of the home becoming a happy and safe environment.

Youth Social Action

May be an image of 6 peopleRenfrew YMCA are very committed to helping combat climate change. We run various different projects within the organisation such as up-cycling. We have Youth Social Action Ambassadors who work hard to create materials and events to help educate the community on the Climate Emergency and what we can do to help

Sessions run Thursday’s from 6pm-8pm