We inspire children and young people to make positive changes that last a lifetime.
Our programmes focus on increasing the wellbeing of young people, supporting them to feel good and function well.
We work with over 7,000 young people every year, close to their homes or on immersive residentials in the Lake District. By focusing on the skills, attitudes and behaviours that young people need to develop their potential, their employability and their resilience, we empower them to make active choices that will benefit them, and the people around them.
We work with a wide-range of young people, including those that are vulnerable; managing the transition from living in care to independence, risking exploitation in unhealthy relationships, lacking the confidence to find work or training, or facing significant challenges in their lives.
Read the stories (and watch the videos) of some of the young people we have worked with, and view our latest Impact Report to see how we continue to transform lives after 70 years.
Harvey took part in Brathay’s National Citizen Service programme in Bradford which won a CYP Now award in November 2015. Find out more about the impact of the programme on young people like Harvey.Find out more
Billy lived on his own, fending for himself and just about keeping threats to his safety at arms’ length. He wanted his life to be different… find out about the impact Brathay had on this young person and how he got the chance to see things differently.Find out more
Alex started living in care when he was 7. By the age of 17 he faced an uncertain future. Discover the impact Brathay's Get Real programme had in helping this young person's personal development and employment chances.Find out more
Follow Chelsea's journey from a background of few opportunities, her first exposure to Brathay, and subsequent experiences with us as a volunteer, peer mentor, and now as a support worker.Find out more
Jake’s early childhood was chaotic and included domestic abuse and being moved between family members and short-term foster placements. Find out how Brathay's New Beginnings programme helped prepare him for the future.Find out more
By the time he was eight years old Keenene was his Mum’s carer and at 13 he was taken into care. Brathay's Going Places programme boosted his confidence, and helped him take responsibility for his life.Find out more