Bellshill and Mossend YMCA

Charity registered in Scotland SC014426

The aim of bellshill & mossend YMCA si to provide support and information to residents within North Lanarkshire. The YMCA premises hosts a wide range of different activities including a gym/fitness suite, cafe, childcare provision and support programmes.

(a) To promote Christ's kingdom among young people.
(b) To safeguard its Christian basis, purpose, aims and character.
(c) To formulate and implement development policies.
(d) To promote events by which the aims, purposes and program of Bellshill and Mossend YMCA may be furthered, in keeping with the constitution of the Scottish National Council of YMCAs as (hereinafter referred to as the Scottish National Council) as amended from time to time.

(e) To improve the quality of the life of the young people of the community through Christian example and by providing facilities and activities of a social and recreational nature.

The prevention or relief of poverty,
The advancement of education,
The advancement of religion,
The advancement of health,
The advancement of citizenship or community development,
The advancement of public participation in sport,
The provision of recreational facilities, or the organization of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended,

The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation,
The promotion of religious or racial harmony,
The promotion of equality and diversity,
The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Current opportunity

Mentors will meet with the young person for a couple of hours each week, supporting them to make informed lifestyle choices and encourage them to participate in diversionary activities. In addition, mentors will establish a positive relationship with the young person's parent(s) to ensure that the young person's best interests are at the forefront of the programme. Mentors should be caring, supportive, a good listener, non-judgemental and have a genuine interest in the wellbeing of young people.