To achieve this, we run two services called Snow Camp and Stop.Breathe.Think, which support young people in the UK’s most disadvantaged areas. Find out more about them below.
We have been successfully working with young people since 2003. Last year we provided essential support to young people through a pandemic and we were delighted to restart our face-to-face work in the summer of 2020. We're incredibly proud of our impact:
I find it difficult to keep myself positively occupied, it’s so easy to make bad decisions and to get into trouble when you feel there’s no other option in life. I’ve made mistakes but Snow Camp has helped me to make positive steps forward in life. Being on Snow Camp's courses, out on the snow and in the cold, makes it is easier for me to clear my mind. The weight of my day to day life is lifted and all I need to focus on is my snowboard. The snowboard is my therapy! I feel more mentally, emotionally and physically better with Snow Camp.Haroun Snow Camp young person
Stop.Breathe.Think was my first experience of counselling, and it was genuinely so helpful. My counsellor helped me to gain perspective while giving me strategies and a safe place to discuss and work through some very built-up feelings. Before Stop.Breathe.Think, I felt like I couldn't breathe or smile or do anything without waves of doubt, regret and guilt over nothing and everything - now I can see a bright future and I know it's okay for me to be positive and happy. This has really changed my life!Emily Stop.Breathe.Think young person
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Stop.Breathe.Think. We have made a few referrals recently from school and we have heard some amazing feedback from our students. In particular the students have mentioned a counsellor called Maurhys, his support has really helped them.Cat Vaughan Inclusive Mentor at Malbank School
I’m delighted to support the important work that Switch180 carries out, and I’m completely behind their goal to bring skiing to more young people and to make the sport more socially inclusive.Graham Bell BBC Presenter and Switch180 Patron