Because young people need to be successful and confident

Championing Life-long Learning & Employability

We champion life-long learning & employability by working with schools and colleges supporting young people as they grow, develop, learn and achieve. We also support young people and families, helping them with any barriers they may face as they find a path into education, training or work.


Author: CYP Login

Transforming Young Lives

By giving to the Transforming Young Lives appeal you‘ll invest in the futures of vulnerable young people and give us the flexibility to use your donation where it’s needed most.


Author: Ali Young

Target amount: £100,000.00

Amount raised: £50,215.09


People & Organisation Development

Our People & Organisation Development team are here to help you exceed your goals by inspiring your people, whatever your current challenges. Throughout your organisation, from the Boardroom right through to your new apprentices or graduates we can help you in engaging your employees, building resilience and key skills in your workforce and helping you transform your business.


Author: People & Organisation Development Team

Supporting Social Action

We support social action through our work with young people and families, helping them to identify the services they need to improve their lives and bring their communities together, and supporting them as they actively participate in their local area through volunteering and other roles.


Author: CYP Login

Jade's story

Our latest video features an interview with Jade, who explains how Brathay gave her support when she needed it most, and why she now "gives back". Follow her journey from her first experience on a Taster Day, volunteering to work with young people on the NCS programme run by Brathay, to becoming a Lead Worker on projects in Bradford.


Author: Peter Grenville

Has the Troubled Families programme been a waste of money?

NIESR’s report is being interpreted as showing that the Troubled Families programme has failed, saying it has had ‘no significant impact’. Has it been a waste of money? We have real evidence of the transformative power of the programme for families coping with domestic violence, bereavement and mental health problems and the many positive changes it has made to troubled families in Bradford.


Author: Peter Grenville


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  • Lauren finds renewed confidence with new hospice support project

    Sheffield girl Lauren Houghton is learning to cope with long term family illness and bereavement thanks to a unique charity partnership funded by businesses. A gap in support for pre-teens and teenagers, identified by St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield, is now being catered for through a unique collaboration with us. Read more

  • Selfies for Brathay

    We need selfies for our impact report. Send us yours and be in with the chance of winning a £25 iTunes or Amazon voucher. Read more

  • Find out how your group can book a stay in our fantastic Lake District centres

    For many students, their residential trip to the Lake District is a highlight of their school career and has a major impact on their personal development, their relationships and their outlook. We believe in developing the potential of all young people and that ethos lies at the heart of the experience we provide - each visit aims to be significant, memorable and life changing. Read more


  • Film Club: The Kings Speech

    To celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities we will view and discuss The Kings Speech "The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it". Read more

  • Seminar: Adolescent Sexual Violence and Abuse

    Dr Rhona O'Brien presenting and discussing: Intersectionality and Adolescent Domestic Violence and Abuse – addressing ‘classed sexism’ and service improvement. This event is part of a seminar series provided by the child, young person, family and community practice development group, founded by the University of Cumbria and Brathay. Read more

  • Film Club: Boy in Striped Pyjamas

    To mark Holocaust Memorial Day we will view and discuss The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas "Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences". Read more