A commitment to wellbeing
unites us as one
As an organisation, our committment to wellbeing underpins everything that we do. Be it our charity work with young people, our fee-based people development training, or our public challenge events, our committment to wellbeing makes us 'One Brathay'.
We are lucky to be based in the Lake District – the perfect setting to take time out and reflect, although we also focus on wellbeing in urban communities too.
Our programmes impact at a deeply personal level by using sustained experiential learning to build resilience and confidence; to teach strategies for managing life’s most challenging situations, and to develop self-belief.
We have a 75-year history of working with young people and there is still no ‘quick fix’ when it comes to wellbeing.
Our community programmes reflect this, providing life-changing practical, emotional and social support over long periods of time.
80% of the young people on our community programmes have emotional and mental health problems. We work with individuals experiencing anxiety, self-harm, substance misuse and lack of confidence. They may be at risk of exploitation or engage in risk-taking behaviour.Godfrey Owen, Brathay Chief Executive