Young people today are making healthier life choices. Less likely to drink and smoke, they are staying in education longer and are generally clean living, qualified, and driven young people making positive decisions about their future.

But…

Many young people are still facing some tough challenges. Mental health difficulties, body image anxieties, isolation, loneliness and the transition from education to employment are all impacting on the success of our future generation.

As the charity for young people, it is our aim to support young people through whatever challenges they are facing. Delivering localised services across 740 communities and campaigning as the voice of young people, YMCA supports 630,000 young people each and every year.

#TruthAboutMe tells the story of young people who have overcome their own personal challenges and with true determination and a little helping hand are now reaching their full potential.

What's your truth?

We want to hear from you. If you have a story about your journey, please share on social media. Don’t forget to tag us and add #TruthAboutMe.