Young Minds Matter Appeal

Everyone deserves a chance
Your help is needed

Poor mental health is something that affects one in four of the population and it is increasing, especially among young people.

  • One quarter of young people in the UK experience suicidal thoughts
  • Rates of depression and anxiety in teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years
  • About 25% of young people self-harm on one occasion 

At Brathay we are doing everything we can to help reduce these numbers, but we need your help.

How we help

  • We have more than 30 qualified staff working out of our community hubs, including professional youth workers, key support workers, teachers and employability coaches who work to support children, young people and families to overcome difficulties in their lives and thrive.
  • We employ qualified mental health practitioners and provide counselling sessions for vulnerable young people struggling to access support.
  • We offer immersive residentials at our centre in the Lake District National Park, offering bespoke programmes to encourage young people to feel connected with nature.

Eisha was having trouble at home and was suffering from bullying at school, this lead to isolation and self-harm. Here’s what she said about the impact of working with Brathay:

I would lock myself away from the world… I felt isolated, I felt like I didn’t have anyone to speak to, but that was before I had help from Brathay. With their support it has helped me speak up and voice my feelings and emotions in a positive way and be less defensive.

Donate today to support our work to help reduce poor mental health in young people.