Brathay Trust

We believe everyone has the capacity to do extraordinary things. Too many children are trapped by abuse, exploitation, poverty and mental illness. Brathay Trust supports children and young people to break through those barriers and live fulfilled lives.

Did you know...

We have our own research team who evaluate our work and check what we do has a real, lasting impact on the lives of children and young people. Our researchers have developed an approach we call: Awareness-Choice-Action

  • Awareness: support young people to become self-aware

  • Choice: support young people to realise the choices they’ve got and that they can take control of their lives

  • Action: support young people to take action and make changes

We started in 1946 and so we’ve got more than 70 years’ experience supporting young people to change their lives, fulfill their potential and improve their well-being.

What makes Brathay Trust different

We have residential centres in the Lake District and we often give young people the chance to stay for short visits along with other youngsters in similar circumstances. They create a new community away from their normal lives and situations at home which are sometimes difficult.

They challenge themselves and get the time and space to think about their goals in a supportive place.

“I challenged myself to do things I probably wouldn't have thought I was capable of doing. People throughout my life have always told me you're not good enough, you don't do anything right." - Melissa

Other ways to support

Take part in one of the challenge events we organise including the ASICS Windermere Marathon or stay in our B&B accommodation at beautiful Brathay Hall in the Lake District

We also work with businesses on their team development and leadership The revenue from this work supports the work we do with disadvantaged children and young people. Maybe your workplace could benefit?


Brathay Hall
LA22 0HP

Contact Number

01539 439721