Brathay Blog

Catch up on what the Brathay team are up to, and their thoughts on a range of subjects relating to our work with children and young people, our research activities and fundraising.

Reflective start to my day


Our finance director, Heather Dixon, reflects on her life, how she came to work at Brathay and why she does what she does.Find Out more

Remembing influential filmmaker, Christopher Mylne


Someone associated with the Brathay Exploration Group in its early days passed away recently - our Archivist looks back on his influence on Brathay film-making.Find Out more

It’s all about wellbeing


At the start of Mental Health Awareness Week we look at the links to wellbeing, which lies at the heart of our work with young people.Find Out more

Heartbreak and hope


As many of you know, one of our two fundraising runners in the London Marathon this year didn’t make it to the end. Find Out more

Families First: It saved us as a family


Julia takes a look at our Families First project in Bradford and one case in particular that really highlights how effective the project can be.Find Out more

Top 10 things to do around Ambleside this Spring


After moving to Kendal in 2004 our Client Relationship Executive, John Smale, has explored most of what’s on offer in the area and here are some of his and his families’ favourites to do this Spring around Ambleside, the Lake District...Find Out more

Life at Brathay long ago


Maurice, from our archive, shares some quotes from customers’ contributions to the 1960's course magazine: BRATHAY NEWSFind Out more

Supporting the development of emerging talent


Our Head of Business Development, Gary Tully, tells us about his time supporting the Leeds Uni Leaders in Residence meeting.Find Out more

What makes a #BrilliantResidential – bottling fairy dust…


What makes a residential so special? Our Research Operations Manager, Helen, takes a look and explains how we promote wellbeing though our residential programmes.Find Out more

Wellbeing – leaving the shame game behind


Guest writer Jacqui Sjenitzer, a trained coach, psychologist and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, discusses wellbeing, and how childhood shame messages affect the way adults subsequently live, lead and work.Find Out more