Organisation Directory

Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education

Awards and grants are given to women students who are seeking funding for further education.

Yorkshire Life Aquatic CIC
Yorkshire Mediation Services

Mediation services across Yorkshire, YMS offers mediation to neighbours, helping them resolve differences and disputes in a positive, impartial and confidential way. It is a voluntary process. YMS work alongside different organisations and mediate in community disputes, workplace disputes, with potential homelessness and can offer training in conflict resolution.

Yorkshire MESMAC

Sexual health organisation working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) communities to tackle underlying causes of physical and mental ill health. Yorkshire MESMAC?s counselling service is available for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men; female partners of men who are attracted to men; young LGB&T people under 25, in Leeds Bradford and Wakefield districts, and for lesbians of any age in Bradford.

Yorkshire MESMAC - Counselling Service

Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. Our historical focus is HIV prevention and sexual health promotion with Gay, Bisexual and men who have sex with men. Additionally our Community Development approach means that we are concerned with the wider Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) health, social and equity agendas. We work with LGB&T communities to tackle underlying causes of physical and mental ill health and to challenge those structures and systems that seek to exclude us from decision making.

Yorkshire Philatelic Association

To affiliate all philatelic societies in Yorkshire and adjacent areas, to hold annual conventions, to promote exhibitions and competitions within the affiliated societies, and to generally promote philately in Yorkshire and adjacent areas. Annual convention. We have about 20 societies within Yorkshire and details of these are on the YPA website.

Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society

YSES runs expeditions for young people (15 - 19 years) who are resident in Yorkshire who attend school or college in Yorkshire. Expeditions are mainly to wilderness areas of the world. Youngsters must raise funds themselves, but are offered advice, support and training.

Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts

This group is for all people interested in ships of any kind as a hobby. We hold meetings indoors (slide shows/talks, etc.) at the O'Niells Bar, Great George St, Leeds LS1 3DL (behind the Town Hall) at 7.30pm on certain Thursdays from September to March, and we arrange trips to docks, etc. from April to November each year. We issue four Newsletters a year. Membership is ?10 per year. We are also willing to give slide shows to other local groups.

Yorkshire Volunteers' Regimental Association - Leeds Branch

The members of the Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association perform the various functions, including social and welfare, of a Regimental Association and provide a resource for research into military history. For details of meetings in your area contact the organisation or visit the website. The Leeds branch hold their meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Yorkshire Volunteers Regimental Association - Leeds Branch is actively supporting a Leeds based programme assisting former and serving members of HM Armed Forces, and others, who have experienced post-traumatic stress and other conditions.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a local charity working to create a Yorkshire rich in wildlife for everyone. The Trust believes Yorkshire should be rich in wildlife for the benefit of everyone with more wildlife, more wild places and more people having a strong connection to nature. The charity was established in 1946 and is part of The Wildlife Trusts movement.

Young Minds

YoungMinds is the leading UK charity in relation to children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. YoungMinds campaigns for improved outcomes for children and young people with mental health issues, and their families. Our services include a Parent Helpline (0808 802 5544), Youth Engagement Team Training, and Consultancy Campaigns.

Young Women's Trust

Young Women's Trust supports and represents women aged 16-30 struggling to live on low or no pay in England and Wales and who are at risk of being trapped in poverty. We offer free coaching and personalised advice on job applications, conduct research, run campaigns and work with young women to build confidence and advocate for fair financial futures.

Youth Point

An information and support service for young people aged 13 - 19 years who live in NorthWest Leeds. A drop-in service operates from 3.00pm-6.00pm on Mondays and 5.30-7.30 pm on Wednesdays. Individual appointments can be made outside these hours. We also deliver drop-ins, focus group work and participation and learning opportunities in various schools, community buildings, youth settings and on the streets of NW Leeds. Youth Point is a Connexions Access Point and young people from across the area can access 1-2-1 support from the PA team in various settings. We provide free condoms, chlamydia and pregnancy testing for young people, and run health drop-ins. We can support young people in setting up projects, steering groups, or events and accessing funding. The following opportunities are also available: Arts Award, Alternative Education, Accredited Training, Volunteering Opportunities, Counselling, Slipstream to Upstream (project for young people who are workless for up to 12 weeks).

Youth Theatres Leeds

Youth Theatres Leeds is the small local charity that runs East Leeds Youth Theatre and South Leeds Youth Theatre. We place professional theatre practitioners in local communities to encourage the young people who join to find and use their talent. We encourage our members to think for themselves and see themselves as creative decision makers. We use drama to explore the many different themes that the members find interesting. We create performances about the stuff that is important to our members. We go on trips, sometimes to the theatre, or galleries, sometimes bowling and ice-skating.

Youth Work Unit
ZigZag Leeds

We are a parent-led support group for parents/carers of children on the Autistic Spectrum. We offer advice, support, and guidance. We have now set up ZigZagLeeds C.I.C. to run a community second hand shop, all the profits from which are fed back into the running of the ZigZag Leeds support group. We recruit volunteers for the shop, specifically adults on the autism spectrum.

Zimbabwe Educational Trust

Working together for education and prosperity in Zimbabwe The charity exists to support grassroots community partners in Zimbabwe on projects which advance education, human rights, women's empowerment and tackle poverty and malnutrition in Zimbabwe