YWCA Yorkshire has developed a number of specialist programmes to assist young women, children and families to address some of the key barriers to living happy, fulfilled and independent lives. These include poor mental health, domestic violence and lack of educational opportunities. We also believe in giving back to the local community, and where possible, will accept external referrals onto some of our programmes where we have the space.  Read more about our training courses below.



The Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. For more information, click on the link below.


Life Skills Training

Our National Open College Network accredited Life Skills Programme offers the opportunity to gain essential life-skills that promote independent living whilst gaining a recognised qualification. More info here


Wellness Recovery Action Plan

A Wellness Recovery Action Plan is an internationally recognised programme that supports people who are dealing with mental health challenges, and offers a simple and empowering method of recovery.